I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in philosophy. However, I found the initial part of the book to be the most interesting. It is a commentary by one of the then western world’s authority on Indian History, Max Muller.
Max Muller talks about the philosophical leanings of ancient India much before foreigners set foot in the country thereby trying to subtly disprove the primitive connotations that several other European historians of that time had attached to India.
He was in particular fascinated by saints like Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and tried to explain through his own “unbiased” approach on the advancements in critical thinking in the country. The sayings of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa are interesting and mixed with examples from daily life so that one can easily understand the deep inner meaning attached to them. Max Muller personally received these sayings from Swami Vivekananda and several other disciples.
For anyone interested in analyzing History differently from what has been fed to us through a not so open educational system, this book serves that need and is part of a series of historical insights that we need to be aware of.