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A History Of Indian Philosophy

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TITLE: A History Of Indian Philosophy

SUB-TITLE: (Vol. I) Philosophy of Buddhist, Jaina and Six Systems of Indian Thought

(Vol. II)  Sankara School of Vedanta, Yogavasistha and Bhagavadgita

(Vol. III)  Principal Dualistic and Pluralistic Systems

(Vol. IV) The Philosophy of the Bhagavata Purana, Madhva, Vallabha and Gaudiya School of Vaisnavism

(Vol. V) Southern School of Saivism

AUTHOR: Surendranath Dasgupta

PRICE: (Vol. I) £25.99 (UK), $31.47 (US)

(Vol. II) £29.99 (UK), $36.31 (US)

(Vol. III) £25.99 (UK), $31.47 (US)

(Vol. IV) £21.99 (UK), $26.62 (US)

(Vol. V) £11.99 (UK), $14.52 (US)

(Complete 5 Vols. Set Price) £101.50 (UK),

PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass International

EDITION: Paperback

ISBN: (Vol. I)    978-93-92510-55-7

(Vol. II)   978-93-92510-60-1

(Vol. III)  978-93-92510-61-8

(Vol. IV)  978-93-92510-62-5

(Vol. V)   978-93-92510-63-2

DATE PUBLISHED: 12th December 2022 (UK), 20th February 2023 (US)

NO. OF PAGES: (Vol. I) – 528

(Vol. II) – 620

(Vol. III) – 614

(Vol. IV – 483

(Vol. V) – 204




The work appears in five volumes.

Vol. 1 comprises Buddhist and Jaina Philosophy and the six systems of Hindu thought, viz., Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta.

Vol. II completes studies in the Sankara School of Vedanta. It also contains the philosophy of the Yogavasistha, the Bhagavadgita and speculations in the medical schools.

Vol. III contains an elaborate account of the principal dualistic and pluralistic systems such as the philosophy of the Pancaratra, Bhaskara, Yamuna, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Vijnananbhiksu and philosophical speculations of some of the selected Puranas.

Vol. IV deals with the Bhagavata Purana, Madhva and his School, Vallabha, Caitanya, Jiva Gosvami and Baladeva Vidyabhusana.

Vol. V treats the sounthern schools of Saivism, viz., Saiva Siddanta, Vira Saivism, philosophy of Srikantha, Saiva Philosophy in the Puranas and in some important texts.


Prof. Surendranath Dasgupta, C.I.E., I.E.S., Ph.D. (Cal. et Cantab), D. Litt. (Hony, Rome), was the Principal, Government Sanskrit College, Calcutta and King George Vth Professor of Mental Moral Science, Calcutta University. He represented Cambridge University at the Congress of Philosophy in Paris in 1921 and the Calcutta University at the International Congress of Religion in London in 1936 and in Paris in 1939. Among his several works a few are mentioned : A study of Patanjali, Yoga Philosophy in Relation to Other Systems of Indian Thoughts, Yoga as Philosophy and Religion, Hindu Mysticism, Indian Idealism, Philosophical Essays, A History of Sanskrit Literature and Religion and Rational Outlook.

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