Research Methodology: As Followed in Indian Philosophy


Atanu Saha, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol – 713340, Paschim Bardhaman, Westbengal, India.


Research is an intellectual process. The research work came into practice to solve any practical and theoretical problem. The main instrument of research is its methodology. At present, research in almost all fields i.e. education, arts, business, trade, sports, etc., is advancing based on the results or statistics obtained. However, research is not only a part of modern education system, it was in practice in the distant past as well. Evidence of this can be found in many places in Indian philosophy and Sanskrit literature. So the methodology or research method has been around since ancient times, not newly invented. However, it is true that some changes and refinements have taken place over time. The similarities between the current research methodology and the judging style of Indian philosophy are highlighted here. Many similarities between the present style of judgment and the style of judgment mentioned indirectly in various sections of Indian philosophy have been discussed.