The Bhagavad Gita

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Juan Mascarˇ
Penguin, 1962 - Religion - 85 pages
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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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Good translation!

User Review  - Sreejit Datta - Flipkart

This book, specially its introduction will refer to a number of other translations which have a great intertextual value. I love Juan Mascaro's translation...wanna read more of him now! Nice delivery work by Flipkart. Read full review

A Step Away from the Original

User Review  - Tulikka L Kumar - Flipkart

It's an interesting to read the Bhagavad Gita in such a crisp form, in comparison to 400 - 500 traditional read. It's well captured by the author. A purchase if you're not up for the transliterations and extra details. Read full review

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About the author (1962)

Juan Mascarˇ 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 Brodbeckástudied 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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