The book is a philosophical treatise on the Hindu, Bauddha and Jaina morals meant for the University students of Indian Ethics as well as for the general readers interested in the subject. Books on the subject are generally written in a historical perspective. On the contrary, the present work is philosophical and critical which takes full cognizance of the recent developments in western ethical thought and its likely impact on the understanding of the traditional Indian ethics. Attempt has been made to understand the subject in the light of certain well-knit conceptual frames developed in the west in the field of ethics. In course of doing this, certain reconstructions have also been made, but it has always been kept in mind that the reconstructions do not become jejune to the natural spirit of Indian thought.
Born on 26th January, 1936, the author did his M.A. in 1959 and Ph. D. in 1967. He has a brilliant academic career. He was awarded gold medals at both the Bachelor Honours and Postgraduate levels. He has published eight books and a number of research papers in philosophical journals during his teaching career. He has also lectured at several Indian Universities such as Allahabad, Sagar, Delhi, Guwahati, etc. He retired on 31st January, 1996 as University Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, and Dean of the faculty of Humanities, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. He has been Visiting Fellow at R.D. University, Jabalpur and Visiting Professor at Manipur University, Imphal.