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  • Published: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781611800388
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $49.99

The Bhagavad-Gita



A fresh English translation laid out facing the original Sanskrit for easy reference and accompanied by a wealth of essential ancillary materials that make this book a complete course on the Bhagavad-Gita in a single volume.     This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms.

  • Published: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781611800388
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Georg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. holds degrees in Indology and the history of religion. In addition to being director of the Yoga Research Center and editor of Yoga World newsletter, he is a contributing editor of Yoga Journal, Inner Directions, and Intuition. He is the author of more than twenty books.

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Praise for The Bhagavad-Gita

"Dr. Feuerstein's new rendering is perhaps the most complete version of the more
than one hundred English translations of the Gita to come our way in the last
two-and-a-quarter centuries. This is a work for both scholars and serious laypersons,
destined, I believe, to become the standard text for Yoga training programs in the
English-speaking world."—Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath and
Pranayama beyond the Fundamentals

"A Bhagavad-Gita like no other! Never have its language and culture been so vividly
etched, not only by the unrivaled precision of Feuerstein's renderings, but also in a
trove of companion materials unprecedented for their breadth and depth. There's
something here for everyone, from seeker to scholar to seer."—Chip Hartranft,
translator of The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali

"What makes the Feuersteins' translation unique? It is packed with scholarly essays
that help students understand the Gita's historical and cultural context and its
historical worldview before they read the text. Rich with footnotes and containing a
helpful glossary, this book will serve serious yoga students and ambitious beginners
alike."—Yoga Journal

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