The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the
most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu
scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the
various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu
tradition. Taking into account a range of influential Indian and
western thinkers to illustrate trends in writing about the
Bhagavad-Gita including Western academic; Indian activist;
Christian theological; Hindu universalist; perennialist mystical
and contemporary experiental accounts. Examining the ideas of such
influential figures as F Max Muller, M K Ghandi, Bede Griffiths,
Swami Vivekananda, Aldous Huxley and Swami Bhakivedanta, this book
demonstrates the inextricable link between different
interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and images of the Hindu
tradition. This accessible book aptly demonstrates the relevance of
the Bhagavad-Gita for an understanding of Hinduism as a modern
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