Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita

Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita A Contemporary Introduction

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Synopsis

Philosophy of The Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction presents a complete philosophical guide and new translation of the most celebrated text of Hinduism. While usually treated as mystical and religious poetry, this new translation focuses on the philosophy underpinning the story of a battle between two sets of cousins of the Aryan clan. Designed for use in the classroom, this lively and readable translation: - Situates the text in its philosophical and cultural contexts - Features summaries and chapter analyses and questions at the opening and end of each of the eighteen chapters encouraging further study - Highlights points of comparison and overlap between Indian and Western philosophical concepts and themes such as just war, care ethics, integrity and authenticity - Includes a glossary allowing the reader to determine the meaning of central concepts Written with clarity and without presupposing any prior knowledge of Hinduism, Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction reveals the importance and value of reading the Gita philosophically.

Book information

ISBN: 9781350040182
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Pub date:
DEWEY: 294.5924046
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 268g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 15mm