TITLE: Outlines of Indian Philosophy
AUTHOR: M. Hiriyanna
PRICE: £14.99 (UK); $18.03 (US)
PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass International
MONTH, YEAR OF PUBLICATION: March 15th 2023
NUMBER OF PAGES: 419
ABOUT THE BOOK
The beginnings of Indian Philosophy take us very far back indeed, for we can clearly trace them in the hymns of the Rgveda which were composed by the Aryans not long after they had settled in their new home about the middle of the second millennium before Christ.
The speculative activity begun so early was continued till a century or two ago, so that the history that we have to narrate in the following pages covers a period of over thirty centuries.
During this long period, Indian thought developed practically unaffected by outside influence; and the text as well as the importance of its achievements will be evident when we mention that it has evolved several systems of philosophy, besides creating a great national religion Brahminism, and a great world religion Buddhism.