Thursday, 31 December 2015

My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik

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, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, 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 (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—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.

BOOK REVIEW :-The Bhagvad Gita , or the  Gita as it is popularly known, is part of the epic Mahabaharata.As we all know , The epic describes the war between the Pandavas and the kauravas on the battlefield of kurushetra.The Gita is the discourse given by Krishna to Arjuna just before the war is about to begin.
The Gita naturally became a derivative from God, a Hindu
It includes eighteen themes of The Gita
There are many Gita's written and translated by various authors. The sequence of themes in this book is slightly different from the  Gita.
The chapter 1 introduces the concept of darshan, or observing, that is implicit in the Vedas and the Gita and the Mahabharata, but becomes an explicit ritual in temples of Hinduism .
The Gita begins with how Dhritarashtra,Duryodhana and Arjuna view the same battlefield.

The book is brilliantly written and it contains everything which anyone can follow. It is written in simple and unique manner along with illustrations and pictures, which will make readers easy to understand .
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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