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The Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism, representing some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion. This is a major English translation of the ancient texts and has an up-to-date introduction and detailed notes. This makes the edition ideal for non-specialists as well as students of Indian religions.show more

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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 116.84 x 185.42 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Sanskrit
  • 1 map, 2 charts, bibliography
  • 0192822926
  • 9780192822925

About Patrick Olivelle

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).show more

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