Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna's Counsel in…

The Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

by Barbara Miller

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
289238,912 (3.62)1



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 2 of 2
This is a wonderful version of the Gita! The introductions, the prefaces, the actual verses when translated, all make clear and understood exactly what Krishna is attempting to communicate to Arjuna. I recommend this version to anyone who is looking into reading the Gita; it makes clear so many concepts (though I assume it simplifies them immensely, as there really are no English equivalencies for the majority of them) of Hinduism that are essential to understand in order to grasp even a basic understanding of the Gita. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
I have tried reading a couple of other translations of the Bhagavadgita and found them less clear than this one. Poetic, without being overly flowery, clear without being simplistic, this translation opens the text for Westerners, showing them the wisdom and beauty of this ancient (probably 5th century B.C. ) book, which is so beloved in the Indian sub-continent.
  dreamseeker | May 16, 2011 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Information from the Russian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553213652, Paperback)

The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:13 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: (3.62)
2 2
2.5 1
3 10
3.5 2
4 8
4.5 1
5 5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,564,695 books! | Top bar: Always visible