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  • Copyright: 1998-11-19
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The 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 forthe 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 Indianreligions.

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

Oxford World's Classicsp. i
Oxford World's Classicsp. ii
Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xii
Guide to the Pronunciation of Sanskrit Wordsp. xiv
Bibliographyp. xvi
Introductionp. xxiii
Vedic Ritualsp. xli
Note on the Translationp. lvii
Br + 0325hadāra&nbdot;yaka Upani&sbdot;adp. 3
p. 7
p. 23
p. 34
p. 52
p. 72
p. 79
Chāndogya Upani&sbdot;adp. 95
p. 98
p. 108
p. 118
p. 128
p. 137
p. 148
p. 156
p. 167
Taittirīya Upani&sbdot;adp. 177
p. 179
p. 184
p. 190
Aitareya Upani&sbdot;adp. 194
p. 195
p. 197
p. 198
Kau&sbdot;ītaki Upani&sbdot;adp. 200
p. 202
p. 206
p. 215
p. 220
Kena Upani&sbdot;adp. 226
p. 227
p. 228
p. 229
Ka&tbdot;ha Upani&sbdot;adp. 231
p. 232
p. 238
p. 240
p. 242
p. 244
&Ibreve;śā Upani&sbdot;adp. 248
Śvetāśvatara Upani&sbdot;adp. 252
p. 253
p. 255
p. 257
p. 259
p. 261
p. 263
Mu&nbdot;&dbdot;aka Upani&sbdot;adp. 266
p. 268
p. 271
p. 274
Praśna Upani&sbdot;adp. 278
Questionp. 279
Question 2p. 281
Question 3p. 282
Question 4p. 283
Question 5p. 285
Question 6p. 286
Mā&nbdot;&dbdot;ūkya Upani&sbdot;adp. 288
Notesp. 291
List of Names of Gods, People, and Placesp. 406
Indexp. 417
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