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The Upanishads [4 Volumes, c.1950s]

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Product description

A New Translation by Swami Nikhilananda published by Harper & Brothers, New York. Uniform set , First Editions of each volume.

The Upanishads are a collection of ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. They are among the most important literature in the history of Indian religions and culture. The Upanishads played an important role in the development of spiritual ideas in ancient India, and they marked a transition from Vedic ritualism to new ideas and institutions. Early Upanishads are considered by Hindus as part of their scriptures (śruti) that discuss the nature of ultimate reality (brahman) and the character of and path to spiritual liberation.

Volume 1 : Katha, Isa, Kena and Mundaka
Published in 1949. 319 pages. A former owner's name is written on the front end paper. The dust jacket spine is sun faded.

Volume 2 : Svetasvatara, Prasna and Mandukya with Gaudapada's Karika
First Edition, published in 1952. 390 pages.

Volume 3 : Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka
First Edition, published in 1956. 392 pages. Spine of the dust jacket is a little sun-faded.

Volume 4 : Taittiriya and Chhandogya
First Edition, published in 1959. 406 pages. Spine of the dust jacket is a little sun-faded.

All 4 volumes are complete with unclipped dust jackets. The DJs are a little rubbed and worn on the edges. All are clean and not annotated, with sound and tight bindings. Slight dustiness to page edges.

Item details

Added value:
Uniform set of First Editions
Author(s):
Swam Nikhilanandra (translator)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21cm x 14cm x 12cm. 2.14kg
Edition:
1949, 1952, 1956 & 1959
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1507
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Title:
The Upanishads

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A New Translation by Swami Nikhilananda published by Harper & Brothers, New York. Uniform set , First Editions of each volume.

The Upanishads are a collection of ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. They are among the most important literature in the history of Indian religions and culture. The Upanishads played an important role in the development of spiritual ideas in ancient India, and they marked a transition from Vedic ritualism to new ideas and institutions. Early Upanishads are considered by Hindus as part of their scriptures (śruti) that discuss the nature of ultimate reality (brahman) and the character of and path to spiritual liberation.

Volume 1 : Katha, Isa, Kena and Mundaka
Published in 1949. 319 pages. A former owner's name is written on the front end paper. The dust jacket spine is sun faded.

Volume 2 : Svetasvatara, Prasna and Mandukya with Gaudapada's Karika
First Edition, published in 1952. 390 pages.

Volume 3 : Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka
First Edition, published in 1956. 392 pages. Spine of the dust jacket is a little sun-faded.

Volume 4 : Taittiriya and Chhandogya
First Edition, published in 1959. 406 pages. Spine of the dust jacket is a little sun-faded.

All 4 volumes are complete with unclipped dust jackets. The DJs are a little rubbed and worn on the edges. All are clean and not annotated, with sound and tight bindings. Slight dustiness to page edges.

Added value:
Uniform set of First Editions
Author(s):
Swam Nikhilanandra (translator)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21cm x 14cm x 12cm. 2.14kg
Edition:
1949, 1952, 1956 & 1959
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1507
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Title:
The Upanishads

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