This is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of a book published earlier under the same title in 1972. It has been redrafted as an introductory text-book for students of linguistics by giving copious examples and also exercises and recommended readings. It has been prepared with students of the Indian subcontinent in mind, as the examples derive primarily from the languages (Dravidian, Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman) of this area.
Mysore Hiriyanna (1871-1950)was one of the foremost writers on Indian Philosophy who lived in the last century. His prominent works include The Essentials of Indian Philosophy, The Quest after Perfection, Indian Philosophical Studies, Popular Essays in Indian Philosophy,Indian Aesthetics, The Ethics of the Upanisads and Indian Conception of Values.