The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.), the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes--love, light, and life--arise from the symphonic vision of God in all things and of all things in God.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 85 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 9mm | 147g
  • Penguin Classics
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • chronology
  • 0140449183
  • 9780140449181
  • 67,893

Table of contents

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


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Review Text

This intensely spiritual work 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.
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About Anonymous

Juan Mascaró taught at Oxford University, Parameshvara College at Jaffna, the University of Barcelona, and Cambridge University. He also translated The Dhammapada and The Upanishads for Penguin Classics. He died in 1987.



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.
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