The book titled Short History of Indian Literature is an excellent manual on Indian literature. It summarises the Indian Literature right from the history of Aryan to languages and nations in India. In fact, languages and nations in India. In fact, India has a very vast heritage of its ancient literature and it is not easy to understand the same by the common man.
The present book will provide an elementary information about its rich culture and literature. The present book is grouped into nineteen chapters highlighting almost all the major aspects of Indian literature. It covers the Aryan migration, Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Sutra literature, Vedanta, Buddhism, Institutes of Manu, the Huns and the rise of Ujjain, Puranas, Tantras, Hindu legends and festivals, fiction like Hitopodesha and Panchatantra, the languages and literature etc. besides, the book is prefaced by a comprehensive introduction by Prof. T.W. Rhys-Davids.