The present book Hetubindu by Dharmakirti is an important work on the basis Laws of logic, the Nature and types of inferential mark (hetu), his theory of negation etc. In addition, in this text he also gives his argument for the Doctrine of momentariness, an important part of his ontology. The two basic pramanas (types of knowledge) central to his Epistemology and the concept of Svalaksana which is central to his Ontology are also introduced in the Hetubindu.
The Hetubindu like Vadanyaya is divided into two parts. In the first part Dharmakirti presents his own position by explaining an aphorismic verse of his own. In the second part he criticises a rival position on the same issue. In the Hetubindu the issue is the nature of a Sound probans.
The present book contains critical text in Sanskrit, a detailed introduction, an English translation alongwith notes and a Glossary. The book is published in the Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series.