Author(s): Gavin Flood
This new verse translation of the classic Sanskrit text combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of award-winning poet and translator Charles Martin. The result is a living, vivid work that avoids dull pedantry and remains true to the extraordinarily influential original. A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, The Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. Its universal themes life and death, war and peace, sacrifice resonate in a West increasingly interested in Eastern religious experiences and the Hindu diaspora.
Here 's a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.
Gavin Flood is a professor of Hindu studies and comparative religion at Oxford University. Charles Martin is a poet, critic, and translator. Also available: Metamorphoses (ISBN 978 0 393 32642 0).