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A new translation by Patrick Olivelle

Autore/i: Autori vari

Editore: Oxford University Press

preface, introduction and translation by Patrick Olivelle, winner of the A. K. Ramanujan book prize for translation.

pp. 452, Great Britain

The first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads for over half a century, Patrick Olivelle’s work incorporates the most recent historical and philological scholarship.

The Upaniṣads 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.

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