The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

Anonymous - Author

Juan Mascaro - Translator

Dr Simon Brodbeck - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140449181 | 160 pages | 25 Feb 2003 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The stirring spiritual poem in a beloved translation

The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.), the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes-love, light, and life-arise from the symphonic vision of God in all things and of all things in God.

Translated by Juan Mascaró
Introduction by Simon Brodbeck

The Bhagavad Gita Acknowledgements
Introduction by Simon Brodbeck
Further Reading
Translator's Introduction to 1962 Edition
A Note of the Translation

The Bhagavad Gita

‘The task of truly translating such a work is indeed formidable. The translator must at least possess three qualities. He must be an artist in words as well as a Sanskrit scholar, and above all, perhaps, he must be deeply sympathetic with the spirit of the original. Mascaró has succeeded so well because he possesses all these’  
Times Literary Supplement