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Dramatic Version of Major Seven Upanishads: (With Original Text, Transliteration and Translation) (Paperback)

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This book — an English translation of the Tamil text — expounds the wisdom contained in seven of the principal Upanishads in the style of short dramas. English transliteration and meanings of the Sanskrit verses are also included. The language is simple to follow which makes the Upanishads easily understandable by even a layman.

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ISBN 13 9788124605226
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 680
Edition 1st
Release Year 2009
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Rama Venkataraman
Category Classical   Performing Arts & Aesthetics   General Interest   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 950.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

Product Details

The Upanishads reveal the nature of true vidya: it is the knowledge which leads to the understanding of Brahman which alone is the Reality in the world of appearances. The dramas by Shri Mani Iyer based on the Upanishads render the meaning of the Upanishads in an interesting and captivating manner so that a wider audience can gain from the Upanishadic insight. This book presents an English translation of Mani Iyer’s seven Upanishadic dramas, originally in Tamil, and includes English transliteration of the original Sanskrit verses. The dramas pertain to seven of the major Upanishads: Kena, Ishavasya, Prashna, Mundaka, Mandukya, Taittiriya and Katha. With reference to each drama, there is an introduction that reveals the major questions raised by the Upanishad, the manner in which the play proceeds, the nature of the story, its characters, and the conclusion of the play. The translation is simple to follow and possesses a rare clarity. Because of the simple language and the clear meanings of the Upanishadic verses, this book will be valuable to readers in general, students in particular, and to those interested in knowing what our Upanishads contain and intend to convey.