The Isa Upanisad [Isha Upanishad]

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal], translator

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Oatmeal and patterned cloth with worn gilt spine titles, belly band, 14.7 by 22.2 cm, 33 [3] pp. Hardcover is very good; belly band is very good with yellowing on the spine. Has a label on the rear pastedown that reads “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” The Isha Upanishad is one of the shortest Upanishads, embedded as the final chapter of the Shukla Yajurveda. It is a Mukhya (primary) Upanishad, and is known in two recensions, called Kanva (VSK) and Madhyandina (VSM). The Upanishad is a brief poem, consisting of 17 or 18 verses, depending on the recension. Purushottama Lal (1929 – 2010), commonly known as P. Lal, was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. Under the name of P. Lal, he wrote eight books of poetry (this being his fifth), over a dozen volumes of literary criticism, a memoir, several books of stories for children, as well as dozens of translations from other languages, chiefly Sanskrit, into English. He also edited a number of literary anthologies. He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 1969. The Writers Workshop is a Calcutta-based literary publisher founded by P. Lal in 1958. Over the next few decades it published many new authors of post-independence urban literature, many of these authors later became important. Text is in English. Dust jacket present.

Title: The Isa Upanisad [Isha Upanishad]

Author Name: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal], translator

Categories: Literature,

Edition: Second edition

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 2601

Keywords: India, Hinduism, Religion, Sanskrit