About the book:
The beginnings of Indian Philosophy takes us very far back to about the middle of the second millennium before Christ. The speculative activity begun so early was continued till a century or two ago, so that the history that is narrated in the following pages covers a period of over thirty centuries. During this long period Indian thought developed practically unaffected by outside influence; and it has evolved several systems of philosophy. The present work is based upon the lectures by Prof. Hiriyanna.