There are twelve authoritative Upanishads. This study covers eight out of the twelve-Isa. Kena, Katha, Mundaka, Mandukya, Svetasvatara, Chandogya and Brhadaranyaka. Its aim is to prove how discrimination and reliance on the original texts are the real sources of help in reading the Upanisads. The help given by the commentator is acceptable to the extent he is faithful to the original texts. Otherwise it is not indispensable. Trustworthiness of a commentary is determined not by the large support received from scholars but solely by the measure of its fidelity to the original scripture.
The Upanisads: A Study of the Original Texts in intended to offer a new perspective to the study of the Upanisads. It will be surely helpful to all students of Indian philosophy, particularly those studying the texts of the Upanisads. It contains contains valuable information and insight not obtainable from the current literature on the subject.