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The Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavadgita is one of the most renowned texts of Hinduism because it contains discussions of important issues such as liberation and the nature of action as well as the revelation of the Krishna as the highest god and creator of the universe. It is included in the ancient Indian Mahabharata epic at one of its most dramatic moments, that is, when the final battle is about to begin. In contrast to many other studies, this book deals with the relationship between the Bhagavadgita and its epic contexts. On the basis of a thorough analysis of the text Angelika Malinar argues that its theology delineates not only new philosophical concepts and religious practices but also addresses the problem of righteous kingship and appropriate use of power. Malinar concludes by considering the Bhagavadgita's historical and cultural contexts and those features of the text that became paradigmatic in later Hindu religious traditions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780915132355
Publisher:
Nilgiri Press
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Translator:
Easwaran, Eknath
Introduction:
Morrison, Diana
Author:
Easwaran, Eknath
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Bhagavadgita
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19930101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
237
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.5 in 9.5 oz

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