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The Bhagavad-gita By Juan Mascaro

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The Bhagavad-gita by Juan Mascaro

The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, thegod Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.

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About Juan Mascaro


Juan Mascaro studied Sanskrit, Pali and English at Cambridge University, and later became Professor of English at the University of Barcelona. After the Spanish Civil War, he returned to settle in England permanently. He also translated some Upanishads and the Dhammapada for Penguin Classics. Simon Brodbeck studied at the universities of Cambridge and London, and completed a Ph.D. thesis on the Bhagavad Gita at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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GOR009122574
The Bhagavad-gita by Juan Mascaro
Juan Mascaro
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-01-30
160
0140449183
9780140449181
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.