At last, an edition of the Bhagavad Gita that speaks with unprecedented fidelity and clarity. It contains an unusually informative introduction, the Sanskrit text of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute's critical edition, an accurate and accessible English translation, a comprehensive glossary of names and epithets, and a thorough index.
"This is a luminous translation that performs the exceptional feat of bringing the Gita fully alive in a Western language, combining accuracy with accessibility. In our troubled times, humanity needs the message of this sacred scripture as never before." --Karen Armstrong, Author of The Great Transformation and A History of God
Table of Contents: Introduction Arjuna's Despair Theory Action Knowledge, Action and Renunciation Renunciation Meditation Knowledge and Discernment The Liberating Brahman The Royal Science Power His Cosmic Form Devotion The Field and Its Knower The Three Properties The Supreme Spirit The Divine and the Demonic The Three Kinds of Faith Liberation and Renunciation Names and Nicknames Contributors Index