WHO WROTE THE BHAGAVADGITA

WHO WROTE THE BHAGAVADGITA (English, Paperback, Desai, Meghnad)

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WHO WROTE THE BHAGAVADGITA  (English, Paperback, Desai, Meghnad)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Genre: Religion
    • ISBN: 9789351361657, 9351361659
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    A humanist critique of the Gita, 'the most influential work in Indian thought' The Gita is an evolving response which deals with the conflicts between Veda and Vedanta and then with the challenge posed to Vedanta by Buddhism. Its shift to Bhakti is the climax of the battle between Brahmanism and Buddhism. There are probably multiple authors of the Gita as shown by stylistic changes and the frequent shift of subject matter. For Meghnad Desai, Gita is a secular text, a result of human creation over several centuries. He also contends that some themes in the Gita reinforce social inequality and lack of concern for the other and to that extent he finds Gita to be toxic.
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    • 0.51 Inches (US)
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    • 7.8 Inches (US)
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    • 5.08 in
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    • 192 Grams
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    Bad Scholarship and Factually Incorrect

    The foundation for the thesis of this book rests on bad scholarship, incorrect assumptions and easily falsifiable facts. The Gita is a synthesis of Vedanta, Yoga, Sankhya, Karma and Bhakti. There are for example no instances of refutation or appropriation of the core Buddhist principles of annata(non-self), dukka (suffering) or annica(impermanence) in the Bhagwad Gita. The Bhagwad Gita takes its base from the Upanishads (primarily the aranyakas) to refute and redefine elements of early Mimams...
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    Vasudeva

    Feb, 2014

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    Gita Revisited

    The text is thought provoking and would not convince anyone in this country.In India the historical critical reading of a religious text is a new thing and one who apply his/her energy to this enterprise should be regarded as a courageous one....
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    Jun, 2014

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    A fantastic Book

    A very good book, which dissects the Gita threadbare. A Must Read for every right thinking citizen of this Country. India with its vast cultural heritage has yet not emerged out of the "Developing Country" status because of the following factors:
    (a) Rabid Corruption
    (b) Low premium on human life (Notwithstanding a high premium on the life of certain animals- For eg. COWS)
    (c) Low status of Women
    (d) Racism of the highest Order.

    Meghnad Desai elaborates that the reasons are not far to seek. ...
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    Mathew M P

    Feb, 2014

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    Best in the market!

    Very good read, very well researched, and a quick summary of contents of Gita and it's critique.
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    Sanjay Kumar

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    Feb, 2018

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    Who Wrote The Bhagavadgita?

    There is four ways to call Gandhiji,particualarly for we the Indians.
    The first is as Gandhiji.
    The second is as great Soul or Mohatma Gandhi
    The third is as Bapu(The Father Of Our Nation)
    and the final or the fourth way is with his full name as:--Mohan Das koramchand Gandhi.Western people generally calls him as simply Gadhi or Mr.Gandhi.

    Interestlingly Meghnad Desai calls him as Gandhiji as well as Gandhi
    in the same page with only a few lines of gap!

    Also there is some historical errors.F...
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    SANJEEVE KUMAR GONTHA

    Feb, 2014

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