A prolific writer, Daya Krishna authored and/or edited more than twenty books, both in classical Indian and Western theories(most often cross-cultural), sociology and philosophy. He engaged in epistemological, ethical, historiographical and metaphysical debates, without neglecting the social and postcolonial dimensions of philosophizing.
The Nyāya sūtras: A New Commentary on an Old Text
New Delhi: Sri Satguru publications, 2004.
Discussion and Debate in Indian Philosophy
Issues in Vedānta, Mīmāṃsā and Nyāya
New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 2004.
Developments in Indian philosophy from Eighteenth century onwards: Classical and western (History of science, philosophy, and culture in Indian Civilization, Vol X, Part 1)
New Delhi: Center for studies in civilizations, 2002.
New Perspectives in Indian Philosophy
Jaipur and New Delhi: Rawat publications, 2001.
Bhakti - a contemporary discussion
(Philosophical Exploration in the Indian Bhakti Tradition)
Edited by Daya Krishna, Mukund Lath and Francine E. Krishna.
New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 2000.
Towards a Theory of Structural and Transcendental Illusions
New Delhi: Center for Studies in Civilizations - Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers,  2012 (posthumous).
Indian Philosophy: A new Approach
New Delhi: Sri Satguru publications, 1997.
Prolegomena to any future historiography of cultures and civilizations
New Delhi: Center for Studies in Civilizations, 1997.
The problematic and conceptual structure of classical Indian Thought About Man, Society and Polity
New Delhi: OUP, 1996.
Social Philosophy Past and Future
Shimla: Indian Institute for Advanced Studies, 1993.
Saṃvāda: A Dialogue Between Two Philosophical Traditions
New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 1991.
Indian Philosophy A Counter Perspective
New Delhi: OUP, 1991.
New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 1989.
India's Intellectual Traditions
Attempts at Conceptual Reconstructions
Edited by Daya Krishna.
New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 2003 .
Daya Krishna and Fred W. Riggs.
Jaipur: Printwell publishers, 1987.
Political Development A Critical Perspective
Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1979.
Considerations Towards a Theory of Social Change
Bombay: Manaktalas, 1965.
New Delhi: The Office for Asian Affairs Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1959.
Calcutta: Prachi Prakashan, 1955.