One of the most readable and lucid introductions yet written, Dr. Rajuís new book is designed for the student or layman with little or no knowledge of Indian philosophy. Dr. Raju explains the basic forms and the conceptual framework of Indian philosophy in simple language, gradually guiding the reader towards the more complicated or difficult concepts. He gives due weight to logic and metaphysics and refrains from the temptation of indiscriminately reading.
Western doctrines into Oriental wisdom, yet draws astute comparisons with Western philosophy where justified. Both over-simplification and unnecessary complexity are avoided. No acquaintance with Sanskrit is assumed on the part of the reader and Sanskrit terms (which are given in brackets wherever useful) are kept to the minimum in the main text. New translations of many terms have been adopted in the light of the latest studies and research, and a full glossary and index have been provided for ease of reference.