On every page, Mohanty's masterly and sophisticated grasp of both Indian thought and Western philosophy shines forth. This book will provide a comprehensive and insightful introduction for both beginners and specialists of Indian thought. It conveys the vibrant and sophisticated contestation within and among the diverse schools without sounding excessively technical. Mohanty's rigorous exposition of Indian epistemology and metaphysics coupled with his restrained comparisons with Western concepts will make this book immensely rewarding for those interested in East-West dialogue in general.
Mohanty uses his extensive and deep subject knowledge to produce another valuable work. The design of the present book is thoughtful, presenting several charts on specific topics. This extraordinally concise and well-written work is highly recommended for both graduate and upper-division undergraduate students.
At last an overview of classical Indian philosophy that surveys the ethical and legal philosophy, the aesthetics, the philosophy of religion, and not simply the epistemology and metaphysics! And by such an accomplished professional! Mohanty takes us on an intellectual tour that covers immense territory and at the same time attends to details of arguments. We are shown the inner workings of the systems of inquiry, not a lot of names and dates. This is the book for those who want to know about classical Indian thought.