The Upanishads: A New Translation

Version: Unabridged
Author: Thomas Egenes , Vernon Katz
Narrator: Tom Perkins
Genres: Philosophy, Health & Wellness, World Religions
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: June 2015
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the work's philosophical and spiritual subtlety, while others convey its poetry at the cost of literal meaning.

This new translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes fills the need for an Upanishads that is clear, simple, and insightful-yet remains faithful to the original Sanskrit.

As Western Sanskrit scholars who have spent their lives immersed in meditative practice, Katz and Egenes offer a unique perspective in penetrating the depths of Eastern wisdom and expressing these insights in modern yet poetic language. Their historical introduction is suited to newcomers and experienced readers alike, providing the perfect entry to this unparalleled work.

Author Details

Author Details

Egenes, Thomas

Thomas Egenes is a professor of Sanskrit at Maharishi University of Management. He is the author of "Introduction to Sanskrit" and other books.

Katz, Vernon

Vernon Katz received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he studied the Upanishads with Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who later became president of India. Katz's books include The Blue Salon and Other Follies, an account of growing up as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany.