Bhagavad Gita  -     By: Graham M. Schweig
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Bhagavad Gita

HarperCollins / 2010 / Paperback

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A fresh translation of the third most important sacred text after the Bible and Qur'an. Exploring mortality, reincarnation, the caste system, social responsibility, family loyalty, and spiritual devotion, the Gita tells the story of the warrior Arjuna, who discusses vital questions of life and death with his charioteer, the god Krishna. Ideal for comparative religion classes. 368 pages, softcover from HarperOne.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.17 X 4.71 (inches)
ISBN: 0061997307
ISBN-13: 9780061997303

Publisher's Description

“[It] will remain the standard text of this marvelous Song for years to come, if indeed it is ever superseded.”
—Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

 

Graham M. Schweig’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita—the “Bible of India”—is an elegant, highly accessible version of one of the most important sacred scriptures in world religion. This beautiful translation of the famous conversation between the Hindu god Krishna and the young prince Arjuna includes a glossary, a pronunciation guide, and expert commentary for greater ease of understanding.

Author Bio

Graham M. Schweig is the author and translator of Dance of Divine Love: The Råsa Lîlå of Krishna. After completing graduate work at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, he became associate professor of religious studies at Christopher Newport University and visiting associate professor of Sanskrit at the University of Virginia. Schweig was recently a Visiting Fellow of Hindu studies at Oxford University, and has been accepted as a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. He has traveled to India several times where for one year, under a Smithsonian Institution-funded grant, he researched ancient handwritten manuscripts. Since an early age, Schweig has practiced various forms of meditational and devotional yoga.

Editorial Reviews

“Graham Schweig’s new, beautiful, and accessible translation will remain the standard text of this marvelous Song for years to come.”
“Crystal clear and eminently readable.”
“The Bhagavad Gita is a religious classic; Graham Schweig’s felicitous translation deserves to be called a classic in its own right.”
“Schweig has produced a beautifully readable, accurate and respectful translation that should become the standard text for classroom use.”
“Extremely reader friendly, particularly if you have little or no prior exposure to the Gita. ”

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