Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita

A Contemporary Introduction

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Keya Maitra
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , March
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Keith E. Cantú forthcoming.


Philosophy of The Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction presents a complete philosophical guide and new translation of the most celebrated text of Hinduism. 

While usually treated as mystical and religious poetry, this new translation focuses on the philosophy underpinning the story of a battle between two sets of cousins of the Aryan clan. Designed for use in the classroom, this lively and readable translation: 
- Situates the text in its philosophical and cultural contexts 
- Features summaries and chapter analyses and questions at the opening and end of each of the eighteen chapters encouraging further study
- Highlights points of comparison and overlap between Indian and Western philosophical concepts and themes such as just war, care ethics, integrity and authenticity 
- Includes a glossary allowing the reader to determine the meaning of central concepts 

Written with clarity and without presupposing any prior knowledge of Hinduism, Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction reveals the importance and value of reading the Gita philosophically.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Keya Maitra is Chair and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of North Carolina, Asheville.

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