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Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

A New Verse Translation by Stanley Lombardo
Introduction and Afterword by Richard H. Davis

Forthcoming - March 2019 - 168 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth (no dust jacket) 978-1-62466-789-3
$34.00
Paper 978-1-62466-788-6
$12.00
Examination 978-1-62466-788-6
$2.00

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Forthcoming - March 2019


Stanley Lombardo's new verse translation of the most famous free-standing sequence from the great Indian epic The Mahabharata hews closely to the meaning, verse structure, and performative quality of the original and is invigorated by its judicious incorporation of key Sanskrit terms in transliteration, for which a glossary is also provided The translation is accompanied by Richard H. Davis' brilliant Introduction and Afterword. The latter, "Krishna on Modern Fields of Battle," offers a fascinating look at the illuminating role the poem has played in the lives and struggles of a few of the most accomplished figures in recent world history.


"Lucid, detailed, and erupting with fearsome visions, the Bhagavad Gita has baffled English-language translators for 250 years. Stanley Lombardo is the first to recognize that at its root the Sanskrit Gita was oral performance. Beyond word and meaning, past nuance or doctrine, Lombardo restores the archaic tradition of voice and conch shell. When you read this edition aloud the hair on your neck will stand up. Add a drum and it’s a performance. A grand old culture comes to life. Both essays by Richard Davis are superb, placing the Gita in historical context, back then, and more recently." —Andrew Schelling, Naropa University


 

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Stanley Lombardo's new verse translation of the most famous free-standing sequence from the great Indian epic The Mahabharata hews closely to the meaning, verse structure, and performative quality of the original and is invigorated by its judicious incorporation of key Sanskrit terms in transliteration, for which a glossary is also provided.

The translation is accompanied by Richard H. Davis' brilliant Introduction and Afterword. The latter, "Krishna on Modern Fields of Battle," offers a fascinating look at the illuminating role the poem has played in the lives and struggles of a few of the most accomplished figures in recent world history.

 

Reviews:

"Lucid, detailed, and erupting with fearsome visions, the Bhagavad Gita has baffled English-language translators for 250 years. Stanley Lombardo is the first to recognize that at its root the Sanskrit Gita was oral performance. Beyond word and meaning, past nuance or doctrine, Lombardo restores the archaic tradition of voice and conch shell. When you read this edition aloud the hair on your neck will stand up. Add a drum and it’s a performance. A grand old culture comes to life.
      "Both essays by Richard Davis are superb, placing the Gita in historical context, back then, and more recently."
      Andrew Schelling, Naropa University. Author of Love and the Turning Seasons: India’s Poetry of Spiritual & Erotic Longing

 

About the Authors:

Stanley Lombardo is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Kansas.

Richard H. Davis is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Bard College.

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