Re: [INDOLOGY] Thieme on Īśopaniṣad

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at
Sat Jul 25 02:57:31 UTC 2020

There is discussion of the relative chronology of the Bṛhadāraṇyaka
upaniṣad in Bronkhorst's *Greater Magadha,* esp. chapter IIA.3 and in part
III Chronology.  The discussion is mainly in the context of the doctrine of
Yājñavalkya's teachings and ātman, karman and punarjanman, and does not
discuss the Īśāvāsyopaniṣad specifically.

Professor Dominik Wujastyk

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:

On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 at 19:43, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
>      I have been rereading Professor Paul Thieme's article on the
> Īśopaniṣad published in the JAOS.  In one of his discussions, he seems to
> claim that the Chāndogya-Upaniṣad is older than the Īśa.  Here is that
> passage:
> [image: image.png]
> What is a good modern discussion about the relative chronology of the
> "older" Upaniṣads?  Has anyone discussed Thieme's views?  With best regards,
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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