A History of Indian Philosophy by Dr. Surendranath Dasgupta has been published over five volumes to which the author devoted around 35 years of his lifetime. In this fifth volume, apart from the different schools of Saiva and Sakta thinkers, the Tantras, the philosophy of grammar, of Hindu Aesthetics and of Hindu law has been dealt with. With the fifth volume, the writer has completed his survey of Hindu thought so far as it appeared in the Sanskrit language. Dr. Surendranath Dasgupta was born in Kushtia, Bengal (now in Bangladesh). He graduated with honours in Sanskrit, and later received his Master’s degree in Western Philosophy. He got a second Master’s degree from University of Calcutta. After this he got his doctorate in Indian Philosophy, following which he went to Europe to study European Philosophy. During this time, he was appointed a lectures at Cambridge, and represented Cambridge University at the International Congress of Philosophy in Paris. He later represented Calcutta University at International Congress at Naples and Harvard. He was also invited as visiting professor to Rome, Milan, Breslau, Konigsberg, Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Zurich, Paris, Warsaw and England.

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