The issues discussed in the essays pertain to various aspects of Indian culture. Analysis of the Vedic pantheon is juxtaposed with comparative approach to Indian mythology Examination of different historical and textual layers of vedic exegesis is enriched by reflection on sanskrit epics and Puranas. Insightful pursuance of various semantic development combined with Bhartrhari`s philosophy of language and complexities and are interwoven with on the one hand the question of reationality and philosophic discourse as reflected on Indian dialectical traditiona Ganeri, Shoryu katsura, Ernst Prets and the vedantic hermeneutics and with on the other the issue of individual freedom against the soteriological background.
Historical and social considerations of the concep of democracy and the so-called republics in ancient India are included in the separate section on Artha-sastra. A report on Giuseppe Tucci`s collection of sanskrit manuscripts accompanied by two facsimile manuscript samples, raises the question of the importance of the preservation of the importance of the preservation of intellectual heritage of the humankind. Two papers deal with the problem of dating of sanskrit philosophical treatises.