This is a good beginning book to understand the details (many) of Hindu astrology. It is not about prediction per se, but about Hindu astrology generally. So, signs, planets, houses, aspects, dasas, longevity, death inflicting planets, yogas, ashtakavargas & lots more in a small book. In the introduction, the author says, The chapters are systematically arranged. As a matter of fact, the book is so graduated as to make even the beginner well-acquainted with all the principles easily, while the advanced student will find much useful information with which he will not have come into contact hitherto.