Overview for The Bhagavadgita for Our Times
The Bhagavadgita is a religious text with an established history that has played and continues to play a most significant role in the lives of countless individuals. It is a text which raises significant questions of interpretation and the transmission of knowledge, of the relevance of meaning and the determining of right action, of culture and approach, and of personal commitment in contrast to the 'objective study' of barriers. The Bhagavadgita for Our Times is a collection of seven essays exploring the meaning and symbolism of this challenging ancient text to reveal how it is still relevant in addressing the problems of the modern world, in terms of Dharma (duty), Kama (desire), Artha (wealth) and Moksa (freedom). Written in language that will be accessible to every reader, eight eminent scholars who have contributed to this work pave the way to a deeper understanding of the profound vision contained in the Bhagavadgita.
Julius J. Lipner (Author)
Dr. Julius J. Lipner has been teaching Indian and Comparative Religion at the University of Cambridge for many years and is at present Director of the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research. He is also Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, England Dr Liner has lectured and published widely in his ara.