My Gita

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
ISBN: 9788129137708
Category: Hindu mythology
Page: 248
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In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach-thematic rather than verse by verse makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams. In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vivaad over samvaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (selfimprovement, selfactualization, selfrealization-even selfies ).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight. So let My Gita inform your Gita.

Willa Cather

New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions
Author: John Joseph Murphy,Merrill Maguire Skaggs
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838641354
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 345
View: 8836
This book presents interprative approaches to Willa Cather based on materials available in the Drew University Cather Collection. The scholars suggest the work left to do on Willa Cather, and the diverse directions in which scholars now must travel.

In the Deadlands

Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1939529506
Category: Fiction
Page: 338
View: 5902
A collection of early short fiction by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning science fiction legend. Dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, this volume includes all the stories from David Gerrold’s collection With a Finger in My I, including “In the Deadlands”—a bizarre and disturbing journey into a landscape of madness, nominated for the Nebula Award for best novelette of the year. Also featured are four additional works written during the same period—and revealing notes from the author.


The Knight Errant
Author: P S Siwach
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9385167693
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 9736
Military coup in India – impossible, so convinced was the military hierarchy. Even the bureaucrats and politicians felt safe in the thought that by methodical decimation the military hierarchy had been rendered spineless. Karan a noble soul had the nation’s best interest at heart. Finding himself and the military strangulated by the politico bureaucratic nexus develops and executes a long cherished dream of liberating the military from the bureaucratic stranglehold and tightening the noose around their necks. What seemed impossible is made possible by Karan and his trusted team. While the team looks at a complete take over Karan feels otherwise and carries out a silent and limited coup and changes the power equation without any one getting a wind of it. The PM labels him as, “The Errant Knight.” Book in Part One recounts the journey of a noble knight Karan of strong character who goes through the travails of life with honour and dignity; transforming and energising all who come in contact with him. In Part Two he is compelled to turn into an errant knight and in the bargain acquire a lot of enemies who want to see him dead.

Epigrams From Gandhiji

Author: S. R. TIKEKAR
Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
ISBN: 8123025807
Page: N.A
View: 1511
This volume is a collection of pithy sayings of Mahatma Gandhi on various subjects and important issues for rapid, easy reading and for ready reference. The compiler has selected a few thousand epigrams from Gandhiji’s voluminous writings.

Green is the Colour

Author: Lloyd Fernando
Publisher: Epigram Books
ISBN: 9810736029
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2283
First published by Landmark Books in 1993, Green is the Colour explores how people of different races face the challenges of living together. The story centres on Yun Ming and Siti Sara falling in love with each other in the post-1969 period in Malaysia. Both characters are not only from different racial backgrounds and faiths but are also married to different people. In addition, Siti Sara’s father is a respected religious figure. How do the protagonists resolve their excruciatingly different circumstances in their fight to stay together?

El Bhagvad Gita Tal Como Es

Author: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788486883188
Category: Religion
Page: 895
View: 689

El palacio de las ilusiones

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490691606
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 1439
Una novela histórica, mítica y mágica de la época del Mahabarata, una de las grandes epopeyas de la India. Relevante para un mundo como el actual, devastado por la guerra, El palacio de las ilusiones nos transporta -con una visión en parte histórica, en parte mítica, y totalmente mágica- a la época de la epopeya india del Mahabarata. A través de su narradora, Panchaali, la esposa de los legendarios cinco hermanos Pandavas, Divakaruni nos ofrece una excepcional interpretación feminista de un relato épico. La novela nos narra la vida de Panchaali, desde su nacimiento mágico del fuego como hija de un rey hasta su actuación enérgica como esposa de sus cinco maridos, que han sido expulsados del reino de su padre. Panchaali se empeña en reclamar los legítimos derechos de sus esposos, manteniéndose al lado de estos a lo largo de años de exilio y de una terrible guerra civil. Mientras tanto, asistimos a sus enfrentamientos con su suegra para hacerse con el control de su hogar, su complicada amistad con el enigmático Krishna y su atracción secreta por un hombre misterioso que resulta ser el enemigo más peligroso de su marido. Panchaali es una vibrante voz femenina en un mundo de guerreros y dioses, y siempre en manos del destino.

Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

Author: N.A
ISBN: 1300968001
Page: N.A
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Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307419894
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 7917
Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right. Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make every other rendering obsolete."

The Bhagavad Gita

A Walkthrough for Westerners
Author: Jack Hawley
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608680576
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 972
The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives. The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be “inspirited,” to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.

Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510926
Category: History
Page: 1128
View: 2288
For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

The Bhagavad Gita and Inner Transformation

Author: Naina Lepes
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120831865
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 462
View: 4283
This contemporary companion to the Bhagavad Gita addresses the heart of human yearning. T offers the possibility of transforming the battle of life into a path to Truth, a living process. Each chapter presents a road toward our inner, universal Self, bringing a deeper and wider perspective along the way. A psychological orientation invites the reader to move from abstract idea to individual insight. As the book proceeds, the relationship between the personal and the eternal gradually unfolds in an ever-expanding process of self-discovery. Quotes from the great teachers are included in the text to inspire, uplift and help us cross over the sea of illusion.

Bhagavad Gita: The Elixir Of Life

Author: T.N. Dhar
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999218
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 154
View: 8185
The Volume Culled Out Material On Various Themes Dealt In Bhagavad Gita And Presents And Analyses The Same In Respective Headings Such As Meditation, Knowledge, Sin, Yoga And Renunciations. Aimed At The Youth To Inspire Them To Raise Them To Divinity.

Śri Gītā-sāra

Author: Manohar Srinivas Deshpande
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 77
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Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380680
Category: Religion
Page: 225
View: 3731
In this companion to his best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran explores the essential themes of this much-loved Indian scripture. Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition and learned Sanskrit from an early age. A foremost translator and interpreter of the Gita, he taught classes on it for forty years, while living out the principles of the Gita in the midst of a busy family and community life. In the Gita, Sri Krishna, the Lord, doesn’t tell the warrior prince Arjuna what to do: he shows Arjuna his choices and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran, too, shows us clearly how these teachings still apply to us – and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.

The Bhagavad Gita

(Classics of Indian Spirituality)
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380192
Category: Religion
Page: 294
View: 8798
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.

The "Bhagavad Gita"

A Biography
Author: Richard H. Davis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851971
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 4729
The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he must. In the dialogue that follows, Arjuna comes to realize that the true battle is for his own soul. Davis highlights the place of this legendary dialogue in classical Indian culture, and then examines how it has lived on in diverse settings and contexts. He looks at the medieval devotional traditions surrounding the divine character of Krishna and traces how the Gita traveled from India to the West, where it found admirers in such figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Davis explores how Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda used the Gita in their fight against colonial rule, and how contemporary interpreters reanimate and perform this classical work for audiences today. An essential biography of a timeless masterpiece, this book is an ideal introduction to the Gita and its insights into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage.


The Mother
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Publisher: Lahore, India : Indian Printing Works
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 160
View: 3565

Uddhava Gita: The final teachings of Krishna & The lesser known companion to Bhagavad-Gita

Author: N.A
ISBN: 0979305128
Page: N.A
View: 8790