The Bhagavad Gita…a Biography – My thoughts

I would love to read this book…


bhagvad gitaThe “Bhagavad Gita”: A Biography by Richard H. Davis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There have been many translations of the Bhagavad Gita, which is perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures,  but this book is not one of them.  Rather, Richard traces the journey of the Gita, from its oral renderings to when it appeared in written form…its different manifestations and interpretations…its journey from India to England and the States and Germany and then the rest of the world.

The book opens with the actual conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna; the dilemma Arjuna faces and how Krishna persuades him to engage in his duties, and in the process, teaches him the very essence of life itself. The author very deftly brings out various aspects of this conversation and lays the grounds for the subsequent chapters, where he connects these aspects to the the different interpretations of the…

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