Friedrich Max Müller, commonly recognised as Max Müller, was a German-born Sanskrit scholar, philologist, and Orientalist. He specially focussed on Sanskrit philology and different religions of India and is considered an avant-garde in the areas of comparative religion, comparative mythology, comparative philosophy and particularly Vedic studies. He is counted among the founders of the western academic field of Indology. Müller also remained one of the early influential scholars who developed the academic field of Religious Studies. The monumental 50-volume set of English translations of Asian religious texts called ‘Sacred Books of the East’ was edited by him. Apart from editing, scholarly works of Müller that were published as an 18-volume Collected Works included English translation of several age-old and revered Asian philosophical and religious texts. Some of the important ones include his work on the Upanishads, the Rig Veda and Buddhist text Dhammapada. He spent most of his life in Great Britain where he served Oxford University for 25 years. He initially joined the university as deputy Taylorian professor of modern European languages and later attained full professorship. The university eventually made him Professor of Comparative Philology, a post created for him that he held until his death.