The Vaiseshika system forms one of the most important among six orthodox schools of early Indian Philosophy. The founder of this school was Kanada or Uluka and the philosophy was termed as Vaiseshika because in it has been discussed visesha as a category of knowledge.
The Vaiseshika-sutra of Kanada, the first systematic work propounding this philosophy, is divided into ten adhyayas or books, each book consisting of two ahnikas or lessons. The present English translation of the original Sanskrit text is being published along with the commentary on the text by Sankara Misra and Jaya-Narayana. Tarkapanchanana elaborating and explaining the concepts basic to the subject.
Being the basic work on this important school of Indian philosophy, the present translation is indispensable alike for the students and teachers of Indian philosophy.