In his learned book Development of Nyaya Philosophy and its Social context, Professor Sibajiban Bhattacharya has traced the history Philosophy with reference to its social contexts. That this system of Philosophy, darsana is not unneccessarily abstract but has taken cogniance of its theoretical ancestry as well as practical circumstances will be evident to the perceptive circumstances will be evident to the perceptive circumstances will be evident to the perceptive reader. As a branch of knowledge, vidya, Philosophy as darsana was knwon in India for a long time.
Sibajiban Bhattacharyya formerly B.N. Seal Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, Calcutta University, taught philosophy for forty five years in different universities and institutes in India and abroad. He has published several books, edited journals and books in philosophy both Indian and Euro-American and has published a large number of articles, discussion notes and reviews in different journals anthologies, Encyclopedias, both Indian and foreign.