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    DescriptionThe Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism. They represent some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion, both because they played a critical role in the development of religious ideas in India and because they are our greatest source for the religious, social, and intellectual history of ancient India. Composed at a time of great social, economic, and religious change, the Upanisads document the transition from the archaic ritualism of the Veda into new religious ideas and institutions. The first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads for over half a century, Olivelle's work incorporates the most recent historical and philological scholarship. The introduction and detailed notes make this edition ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Upanisads
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Patrick Olivelle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540259
    ISBN 10: 019954025X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: HRLC, HRG
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: REL032000
    DC22: 294.59218
    LC classification: BL1124.54 .E5 2008
    Thema V1.0: QRD, QRVA
    Illustrations note
    1 map, 2 charts
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    A new translation of the Upanisads into English is an event in itself. Even the more so if it is good, and this one is excellent. It is lucid and reliable and has taken into account the significant mass of research carried out by a number of Sanskrit scholars over the last decades. This excellent book should attract not only those interested in Indian religion and philosophy but anyone interested in the history of human thought. Times Higher Education Supplement