The Bhagavad-gita

The Bhagavad-gita

Paperback Penguin Classics

Translated by Juan Mascaro, Introduction by Simon Brodbeck, Preface by Juan Mascaro


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  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140449183
  • ISBN 13: 9780140449181
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: 1st Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: chronology
  • Sales rank: 17,081

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"The Bhagavad Gita" is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.

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Author information

Juan Mascaro studied Sanskrit, Pali and English at Cambridge University, and later became Professor of English at the University of Barcelona. After the Spanish Civil War, he returned to settle in England permanently. He also translated some Upanishads and the Dhammapada for Penguin Classics. Simon Brodbeck studied at the universities of Cambridge and London, and completed a Ph.D. thesis on the Bhagavad Gita at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Table of contents

The Bhagavad GitaAcknowledgements Chronology Introduction by Simon Brodbeck Further Reading Translator's Introduction to 1962 Edition A Note of the Translation The Bhagavad Gita