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Upanisads

Upanisads

Olivelle, Patrick

Paperback

Series: Oxford World's Classics

General SociologyHinduism

Publisher Price: $9.95

ISBN10: 019954025X
ISBN13: 9780199540259
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Published: Jun 1 2008
Pages: 512
Weight: 0.77
Height: 0.95 Width: 5.17 Depth: 7.68
Language: English
In 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 on these central scriptures of Hinduism. 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 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 broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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