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The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata

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No other Sanskrit work approaches the Bhagavadgita in the influence it has exerted in the West. Philosophers such as Emerson and the other New England Transcendentalists were deeply affected by its insights, a dozen or more scholars, including Annie Besant and Mahatma Gandhi, have attempted its translation, and thousands of individuals struggling with the problems divided loyalties have found comfort and wisdom in its pages.

The Bhagavadgita ("Song of the Lord") tells of the young and virtuous Prince Arjuna who is driven to lead his forces into battle against an opposing army composed of close relatives and others whom he loves. The Lord Krsna, appearing in the poem as Arjuna's friend and charioteer, persuades him that he must do battle, and we see Arjuna changing from revulsion at the thought of killing members of his family to resignation and awareness of duty, to manly acceptance of his role as warrior and defender of his kingdom.

The Bhagavadgita is a self-contained episode in the Mahabharata, a vast collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine that reflects the history and culture of the whole of Hindu civilization. The present edition forms a part of J. A. B. van Buitenen's widely acclaimed translation of this great work. Here English and Sanskrit are printed on facing pages, enabling those with some knowledge of Sanskrit to appreciate van Buitenen's accurate rendering of the intimate, familial tone and directness of the original poem.

Synopsis:

This book tells of the young and virtuous Prince Arjuna who is driven to lead his forces into battle against an opposing army composed of close relatives and others whom he loves.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Summary

Text and Translation

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226846620
Editor:
van Buitenen, J. A. B.
Other:
Buitenen, J. A. B. Van
Translator:
Van Buitenen, J. A. B.
Editor:
Van Buitenen, J. A.
Author:
Van Buitenen, J. A.
Author:
Van Buitenen, J. A. B.
Author:
Buitenen, J. A. B. Van
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 73
Publication Date:
19810931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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