About the book (from Goodreads):
The collection of lectures of F. Max Müller portrays India, specially, the Vedic India, as an epitome of virtuosity & morality, whose glory is equal if not greater to the classical Greek or Roman Civilizations. Müller urges the Westerners to come out of their supreme colonial mindset & admire & adopt the multidimensional efficacy that is inherent in India. He espouses an amazing depth of love & reverence for India, & highlights such positive aspects about her that it compels the reader to look at his or her own country in a different positive light.
About Max Müller (from Wikipedia):
Friedrich Max Müller (6 December 1823 – 28 October 1900), generally known as Max Müller, was a German-born philologist and Orientalist, who lived and studied in Britain for most of his life. He was one of the founders of the western academic field of Indian studies and the discipline of comparative religion. Müller wrote both scholarly and popular works on the subject of Indology and the Sacred Books of the East, a 50-volume set of English translations, was prepared under his direction. He also put forward and promoted the idea of a Turanian family of languages and Turanian people.