In this volume Monier Williams collects the essential of Indian Philosophy. Indian Wisdom covers extensive ground from expositions on the Vedas, the Upanishads, Buddhism and Jainism to the other major systems of Indian philosophy: The Nyaya, Sankhya and the Mimamsa systems. The Smriti and Shruti sutras, the Law book of Manu, the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, with a special focus on the Gita, the Puranas, Tantras, Niti Shastras, fables of the Panchatantra and the Hitopdesha are all covered extensively and intensively. The grand sweep of the book therefore makes it possible for any student, lay or serious, of Indian philosophy and religion, to find almost its entire range in this one volume.
About the Author:
MONIER WILLIAMS, a pioneer in the western interest and work in the Indian tradition, is also the author of other useful books on the subject, the most important being a Sanskrit-English dictionary (1899).