Lives of Great Religious Books: The Bhagavad Gita

Editor/Author Davis, Richard H.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-69-113996-8
Category: Religion & Theology - Hinduism
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the worlds spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages.

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Table of Contents

  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1 The Bhagavad Gita in the Time of Its Composition
  • CHAPTER 2 Krishna and His Gita in Medieval India
  • CHAPTER 3 Passages from India
  • CHAPTER 4 Krishna, the Gita, and the Indian Nation
  • CHAPTER 5 Modern Gitas: Translations
  • CHAPTER 6 The Gita in Our Time: Performances
  • EPILOGUE The Bhagavad Gita in Great Time
  • GLOSSARY OF SANSKRIT TERMS
  • SELECT ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA
  • FURTHER READINGS