The Bhagavad Gita, or song of the Lord, is part of one of the world's greatest epics, the Mahabharata. As such it is not only a work of great philosophical and religious meaning,but also a poem.This verse translation renders the Sanskrit poetry of the Gita into English iambic pentameters, which bring the vigour and beauty of the original into contemporary English. An introduction to Gita, written by the translator himself, sets the poem in a wider philosophical context. Brian Hodgkinson shows that the conversation which took place a few thousand years ago before fighting broke out between rival princes on an Indian battlefield is as relevant to us today as it was when Arjuna first spoke to his charioteer
About the Author:
The author, Brian James Hodgkinson, was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's school, London and Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He then taught Philosophy at Sussex University for some years, before teaching at Dulwich College and St James Schools.Whilst working in London he become the founding editor of the British Economy Survey. He now lives and teachers in Oxford, whilst maintaining his life-long interest in Philosophy.