Author: C D Verma
Translator(s)/Editor: C D Verma
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120711130
The Bhagavad Gita as a scripture is unique in its universal appeal, non-dogmatic approach to life, and rational treatment of metaphysical doctrines. It is so rich in thought that it has been interpreted in a thousand ways, and yet its meaning is not exhausted.
How this profound Indian text has transcended the boundaries of time and place to have a tremendous impact on different cultures in the world was brought out at a three-day international seminar, Echoes f the Gita in World Literature held in New Delhi recently. While some of the participant examined the preceptual aspects of the Gita, focusing on the diversity of their interpretations and applications, others closely scrutinized the links between the Gita’s messages and literary texts emanating from different socio-economic conditions and diverse cultures.
In this book are brought together a selection of the papers presented at the seminar. Some of them are of a general nature and some others consider the Gita as a work of poetry and literature. The majority of papers however show the Gita’s influence on such eminent poets and philosophers as Aryadeva, Omar Khayyam, Walt, Whitman, Mathew Arnold, Huxley, Hesse and T S Eliot. Besides, there are papers which deal with the religious, metaphysical, philosophical and social aspects of the Gita.
The Message of the Bhagavad Gita
Literary Elements in the Gita: Some Points
The Gita and the Poetic Seizure of Reality
The Mythical Patterns in the Gita and the Indian Poetic Tradition
The Bhagavad Gita: Sacred and Secular Approaches
Caste, Karma and the Gita
The Metaphysics and Ethics of the Gita
Variety of Interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita
Can the Bhagavad Gita be Translated?
The Gita in Japanese Translations
The Lotus and the Roe: the Bhagavad Gita and T S Eliot’s Four Quartets
T s Eliot and the Gita
Bhagavad Gita and T S Eliot
The Gita and T s Eliot’s The Waste Land: A Study in Evaluation
I Sometimes Wonder if That is What Krishna Meant
Echoes and their Distortions: The Gita in C J Koch’s Fiction
Echoes of the Gita in the Persian Poet Omar Khayyam
Walt Whitman and the Bhagavad Gita
Echoes of the Gita in Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
References to the Ideas of the Bhagavad Gita in a Buddhist Polemical Work Ascribed to Aryadeva
The Impact of the Bhagavad Gita on Western and Indian Thinkers
Echoes of the Gita in World Literature