The Upanisads represent the results of the first plunge of human mind into the depths of metaphysical speculation; and investigate such abstruse problems as the origin of the universe, the nature of the Supreme, the nature of the human soul and the relation of spirit and matter.
The first part of this book is basically concerned with the interpretation of the philosophical problems of the Upanisads which form the source texts for the six systems of Indian Philosophy.
The author has taken an independent line of approach to the subject under discussion here. He critically analyses the nature of the Supreme Self, the finite self and the cause and problem of origin of the universe revealed in the Upanisads.
The author is an outstanding scholar of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit literature. He has studied the Upanisads thoroughly and dealt with subject authoritatively.
In the second part of the book the author has compiled the 'One Hundred Twelve Upanisads' as original texts. The compilation of 112 original Upanisads in a single volume is a remarkable work. No doubt, the present work will be very much useful for the Sanskrit scholars and researchers too.