The Bhagavad Gita
ISBN10: 0393345130 ISBN13: 9780393345131 Contributors: Martin, Charles (Translator) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jul 15 2013 Pages: 167 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This new verse translation of the classic Sanskrit text combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of award-winning poet and translator Charles Martin. The result is a living, vivid work that avoids dull pedantry and remains true to the extraordinarily influential original. A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, The Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. Its universal themes life and death, war and peace, sacrifice resonate in a West increasingly interested in Eastern religious experiences and the Hindu diaspora."