Indian philosophical texts were a much later existence, when Indian philosophy was already popularised in India and distant lands. Geniuses had already come to light, with a mass list of followers being noticed too. Owing to such tremendous respect and esteem, thinkers and philosophers could no longer carry out the long-established oral tradition of transmitting knowledge and awareness. This ushered in the writing mode, paving way for the prolonged and legendary count of philosophical texts, still considered cardinal to many Indian religions. The separation and division amongst the emerging philosophical schools also had begun to materialise. Be it in the panoptic Hindu point of view with their various divisions of schools, or the assimilated Buddhist or Jain schools, the historical journey of Indian philosophical texts had commenced.
With splendid authors like Adi Shankara or Madhavacharya, or the rather recent ones like Chanakya, or even much later individuals like Raja Ram Mohan Roy or Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosophical texts have since time immemorial enriched citizens with more and even more knowledge and eruditeness. Sacred texts like Bhagavad Gita, Manu Smriti, Nyaya Sutra, Vaisheshika Sutra, Arthashastra, Pali Canon or Upanishads have unrelentingly rendered awareness on philosophy of ancient India steeped in usefulness and worthiness. Coifed with care and preserved with veneration, Indian philosophical texts have not faded into oblivion with the rise of 21st century.