by Patrick Olivelle (Translator)




The first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads in more than half a century, Olivelle's work incorporates the most recent historical and philosophical scholarship on these central scriptures of Hinduism. The Introduction and detailed notes make this edition ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions. Map. Charts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192822925
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/20/1996
Series: World's Classics Series
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 4.56(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Patrick Olivelle is the Chair, Department of Asian Studies, and Director, Center for Asian Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religion. Among his recent publications are: The Samnyasa Upanisads: Hindu Scriptures on Ascetism and Renunciation (Oxford, 1992), The Asrama System: History and Hermeneutics of a Religions Institution (Oxford, 1993), Rules and Regulations of Brahmanical Asceteicsm (State University of New York Press, 1994).

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