HINDU MYSTICISM - Dasgupta, 1st 1927 - SPIRITUALITY OCCULT INDIA MYSTICS
HINDU MYSTICISM IN SIX LECTURES
Book Details + Condition: The Open Court Publishing Co.(Chicago and London). First Edition, 1927. Hardcover. 168 pages, with frontis portrait of the author. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with some aging and discoloration; interior is clean and free of markings. Written by one of India's most celebrated philosophical scholars on the subject, the book is a comprehensive overview of Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India throughout the ages. It provides a general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism - the Upanishadic, the Yogic, the Buddhistic and the Bhakti. Their characteristics have been largely drawn from the original sources.
Surendranath Dasgupta (1885 - 1952) was a very influential Indian scholar of the early 20th century, and is credited with summarizing Indian religious philosophy and mysticism. He is noted for his authoritative "A History of Indian Philosophy" (1922–55); "Yoga as Philosophy and Religion" (1924); "Hindu Mysticism" (1927); and "Indian Idealism" (1933). His philosophical system combined elements of Vedic literature, Indian Jainism (particularly mysticism), the British and American new realism schools, and the theory of emergent evolution. His works are considered the cornerstone in the study of Indian Mysticism and religious philosophy.