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The Bhagavadgita: An Introductory Analysis

Brajakishore Swain (Author)

The Bhagavadgita holds an assured place among the world's great scriptures. It is one of the most brilliant and pure gems of our ancient sacred books. It would be difficult to find a simpler work in Sanskrit literature or even in all the literature of the world than the Gita, which explains to us in an unambiguous and succinct manner the deep and sacred principles of the sacred science of the Self (Atman), etc.

It is a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, narrated in the Bhisma Parva of the Mahabharata. It comprises eighteen discourses of a total of 701 verses. Sri Krishna, during the course of His most instructive and interesting talk with Arjuna, revealed profound, sublime and soul-searching spiritual truths, and expounded the rare secrets of Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Karma.

There are many English translations of the Gita of various scholars along with their personal views expressed in introductions. These introductions present different analysis by different scholars. Of these introductions, only five are included in the present volume which bear a sound academic value. The savants whose introductions included here are: KT Telang, Balgangadhar Tilak, M.K. Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Hope, scholars, students as well as general readers will get pleasure going through this golden treasure.

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About the author

Brajakishore Swain

Professor (Dr.) Brajakishore Swain (b. 1954) teaches Dharmasastra in the Post-Graduate Department of Dharmasastra, Sri Jaganath Sanskrit University, Puri for the last twenty-four years. He is credited with twenty-five books and more than sixty research papers in Sanskrit, English, Oriya and Hindi. He is a regular columnist of newspapers in Oriya. At present he is the President, Utkal Sanskrit Research Society, Puri; General Secretary, Praci Cult Research Centre, Tulasipur, Puri; and Director, Centre of Advanced Research in Sanskrit, Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri. He edits Journal of Indology (Sri Jagannath Jyoti), Puri Orientalist and Digdarsini (Quarterly Sanskrit Journal).

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Title The Bhagavadgita: An Introductory Analysis
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Akshaya Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9788188643561
length 356p., 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch.