The Bhagavad Gita

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Juan Mascarˇ
Penguin, 1962 - Poetry - 85 pages
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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. Translated by Juan Mascar Introduction by Simon Brodbeck
  

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

I'll begin by saying that my intention of reading Bhagavad Gita was not to find god, but to gain a better understanding of life. Unfortunately, most part of the book is just blind following of Krsna ... Read full review

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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

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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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