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THE BHAGAVADGITA FOR OUR TIMES

THE BHAGAVADGITA FOR OUR TIMES
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Item Code: IDD919
Author: Edited by Julius J. Lipner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 0195650395
Pages: 137
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
About The Book:

The Bhagavadgita is a religious text with an established history that has played and continues to play a most significant role in the lives of countless individuals. It is a text which raises significant questions of interpretation and the transmission of knowledge, of the right action, of culture and approach, and of personal commitment in contrast to the 'objective study' of barriers.

The Bhagavadgita for our Times is a collection of seven essays exploring the meaning and symbolism of this challenging ancient text to reveal how it is still relevant in addressing the problems of the modern world, in terms of Dharma (duty), Kama (desire), Artha (wealth) and Moksa (freedom). Written in language that will be scholars who have contributed to this work pave the way to a deeper understanding of the profound vision contained in the Bhagavadgita

About The Author:

Dr. Julius J. Lipper has been teaching Indian and comparative religion at the university of Cambridge ofr many years and is at present Director of the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research. He is also Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, England. Dr Lipner has lectured and published widely in his area. His publication include The Face of Truth: A Study of Meaning and Metaphysics in the Vedantic Theology of Ramanuja (1986), Hindus: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (1994), and Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: The Life Thought of a Revolutionary (1988).

CONTENTS

Prolegomenavii
Dr. Julius Lipner
Chapter 1The Purification of Desire
Professor Nicholas Lash
1
Chapter 2The Meaning and Context of the Purusarthas
Dr. Gavin Flood
11
Chapter 3The Bhagavadgita: Text and Context
Dr. John Brockington
28
Chapter 4Upholding the World: Dharma in the Bhagavadgita
Dr. Jacqueline Hirst
48
Chapter 5Enjoying the World: Desire (Kama) & the Bhagavadgita
Dr. Dermot Killingley
67
Chapter 6Possessing the World: Wealth (artha) & the Bhagavadgita
Professor Ashis Gupta
80
Chapter 7Transcending the World?: Freedom (moksa) & The Bhagavadgita
Dr. Will Johnson
92
Glossary105
Bibliography108
Notes on Contribution114
Index117

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