The book analyses the various combinations which have produced personages like Lord Krishna, the Buddha, Adi Sankara, Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammad, Einstein, Akbar, Aurangzeb, Tippu Sultan, Vidyaranya, Tagore, Hilter, Suryanarian Rao, Abraham Lincoln, Sudhash Bose, Aurobindo, Thyagaraja, Bernad Shah, Godse, and many others. This will prove to be a useful book for study and research work. No other existing book contains such a collection of valuable data and horoscopes.
Most of these originally appeared in The Astrological Magazine under the caption, Horoscope of the Month, in the years up to 1956. In the introduction, the author says, Except in two or three cases, first the 'special features' of the horoscope are examined, the discussion mostly bearing on the combinations, which could have produced the native whose chart is under consideration. This is followed by the listing of important life-events in the light of directional or Dasa influences. How a particular event could have happened under a particular Dasa & Bhukti has been clearly discussed. Finally, under 'Remarks', the horoscope is summed up, bringing out the salient combinations that have made the native what he was or is.
For the very early horoscopes, Raman cites his sources & gives his reasons for selecting the various dates. The astute reader may note the inclusion of horoscopes for Raman's grandfather & for Raman himself, in the later case, written by Mr. S. Rajagopala Iyer.