The foreword states, very little is known about Sri Aurobindo's knowledge of Sanskrit language and literature, the new insights he has given into its origins, and about his original contributions to it. Though these may not be very large, in comparison to his other writings, they are sufficiently extensive and reveal his great mastery of the Sanskrit language.
This book is an attempt to provide a first introduction to this significant but not sufficiently explored topic.
An overview of Sri Aurobindo's insight into the Vedas, the Upanishads, the epics and classical Sanskrit literature, as well as of his own original Sanskrit writings, is provided. Selections from Sri Aurobindo's translations of Sanskrit texts are also included.