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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Read it for intellectual stimulation rather than spiritual guidance. I found it to be quite fascinating and insightful. Read full review

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One of the strong pillars of world literature. Before reading please be familiar that there are some reservations and retrograde thoughts on women and with caste based system. Although that said, it ... Read full review

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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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