The Bhagavad Gītā

by Translated by Winthrop Sargeant

Category: Classics, Religion & Philosophy

The Bhagavad Gītā is one of the most famous texts in the history of scripture and literature. Part of the Mahabharata, which is ascribed to Ved Vyasa, the 700 verses of the Gītā are thought to have been composed anywhere between the fifth and second century BCE, although there is no agreement on the actual dates of when they were composed. Taking the form of a dialogue between Arjuna, one of the five Pandavas, and Krishna, his charioteer, the Gītā is one of the key texts of Hinduism. This edition allows the reader to directly experience the richness and resonance of the original. Winthrop Sargeant’s interlinear version provides an English translation along with the Devanagari characters and the transliterated Sanskrit. Long a favourite of spiritual seekers and scholars, teachers and students, Sargeant’s version of the Gītā is a great resource for anyone with an interest in this classic.

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About the Author

Winthrop Sargeant (1903-1986) was an American writer and translator. He had a long-standing interest in the Bhagavad Gītā.

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Praise for the Book

‘Sargeant’s version is my favourite because along with a contemporary readable English translation it provides the devanagari characters of the Sanskrit text and the transliteration. You get a brilliant sense of the original.’ —Gurcharan Das, author of The Difficulty of Being Good

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