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- DescriptionA devotional, literary and philosophical work of unsurpassed beauty and relevance, the universal themes of The Bhagavad Gita-life and death, war and peace and sacrifice-resonate in a West increasingly interested in Eastern religious experiences and the Hindu diaspora. The text is accompanied by a full introduction and by explanatory antations. This edition presents seminal commentaries on The Bhagavad Gita, including passages from The Shvetashvatara Upanishad as well as commentary by Shankara and Ramanuja, in addition to the writings of Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Sri Aurobindo. Essays by leading Hinduists discuss a wide range of issues related to the text. A bibliography is included.
- Author BiographyGavin Flood is Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion and Academic Director of the Centre for Hindu Studies at Oxford University. He is the author of An Introduction to Hinduism; The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, and Tradition; and The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. Charles Martin is a poet, critic, and translator. His translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses received the Harold Morton Landon Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2004. In 2005, he received an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of Signs & Wonders and Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems.
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication02/12/2014
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleNorton Critical Editions
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Weight220 g
- Width132 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Translated byCharles Martin,Gavin Flood
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