In this book the author has presented a view of ancient Indian Culture and Civilisation as seen in some of their best representatives. It gives a reality and concreteness to what may appear to be the somewhat shadowy and abstract ideals of Indian thought.The history of Hindu India is very well represented in five characters brought to gether here. Each of them presents as aspect of India thought and life.yajnavalkya is the typical and most historical example of Vedic thought the foundation-head and perhaps the high water-mark, too of the entire stream of Indian thought.
Dr. Radha Kumud Mookerji Padmabhushana well known as a great authority on ancient Indian history gives in this book the life and philosophy of five great Indians who have kept Indian history instructive and illuminative even today. So great is the author`s understanding of these great men and their times and so good is his expression that while reading the book we feel as if we facing those great characters with their glorious past.