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This review is from: The Principal Upanishads (Sacred Text Series) (Hardcover)
The translator seems to shy away from a literal translation in favour of saying the 'meaning' of certain passages, which in the context of a religious book can obviously cause problems. A much better system would have been a literal translation combined with a commentary, as Swami Vivekananda did in his translations of the Yoga Sutras, from the same publisher. This way a reader can differentiate between what the translator is saying and what the Upanishads are saying.
Read this book if you enjoy attempting to read through the translation, if you enjoy taking what is spoon fed to you, or if you happen to have the exact same viewpoint as the translator (what that is is uncertain, he just describes himself as a 'meditator').