The present work is a masterful compilation which, from its Nature and scope, and from the method followed in its preparation, exhibits that it is not merely a dictionary, but it is in fact more than that. Arranged alphabetically, this dictionary has been conceived on a large Scale and written by a deft hand. The work is divided into two volumes. Volume I deals with India and the Middle East and contains 2250 titles, and volume II deals with China and Japan and has 1500 titles, and together they cover the vast field of Oriental philosophy, encompassing all human Experiences and disciplines.
Captured in the pages of this monumental work are the lives of the prophets, social and Religious reformers, Asian Philosophies and Spiritual disciplines of the living faiths of the east. The dictionary is destined to be welcomed as an exhaustive work on comparative Religion also, inasmuch as it covers the whole ground of Oriental Philosophy and its tangents.
The entire volume is a combination of scholarly Knowledge and spiritual awareness; their importance therefore is both to scholars and seekers of truth.
There is perhaps no other work on record that accomplishes both ends-the propounding of the custom of the peoples of the Orient and an Insight into their spiritual ideals both Ancient and modern.
All in all, the Dictionary of Oriental Philosophy may be judged to have been written by a Hand of master dialectician with Perception and exactitude.