5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent book, a must read for all interested in the subject, 6 Oct 2006
James Braha was and remains the one who made hindu astrology readable to us westerners (most books written by hindus are unfortunately not readable - I have tried quite a few). I have read all Braha's books on the subject matter and I feel fortunate for having done so. This particular book is not only a concise and distiled version of Braha's experience with the hindu system, it is crucially a non-dogmatic approach, which leaves the reader to be the final judge. This is not a book for a begginer and I would recommend reading the other Braha's book first (Ancient Hindu Astrology...). We are indeed very fortunate that Braha has published this particular book (and the earlier ones), because otherwise the hindu system would have needed at least another 20-30 years in order to be introduced in the west (recently there have been several interesting book attempts by westerners). Additionally, it is a bonus that Braha uses an inquisitive approach without demeaning nor glorifying the hindu system (which by the way is not unique in its dasha-bukti technique approach - the greek astrology of the hellinistic age had a similar system with the time-lords or chronocrators). In conclusion: if you wish to truly learn and understand the intricacies of the hindu astrological system, then you should read and re-read this book.