The Essentials of Indian Philosophy provides a concise, connected account of Indian philosophy, and interpretation and criticism are provided within the limits of the volume.
An introductory chapter summarises Vedic religion and philosophy, and then Indian thought respectively with the early post-Vedic period and the age of the systems.
A brief historical survey accompanies each natural division of the subject, in addition to an exposition of its theory of knowledge, ontology and practical teaching.
A glossary of Sanskrit terms and a good subject-index are provided. The author has simplified without distorting and left no fundamental point uncovered.
"To present within the compass of two hundred pages the whole story of Hindu philosophy demands not only a sense of proportion but also a gift of proper selection. Both these characteristics are prominent in this book...The contents of the book fully justify the claim that it offers a concise and connected accout of Hindu philosophy, providing interpretation and criticism with limits."