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Bhagavadgita A Fresh Study By D.D. Vaedkar

Being a Plea for the Historical Study and Interpretation of the Gita. With a Foreword by S.V.Dandekar. Printed by A.V.Patwardhan at the Arya Bhushan Press, Poona. Published by Dr.N.G.Sardesai. Contains a critical analysis of Shankara on the Gita, Tilak on the Gita, the historical method of interpretation of the Gita, the metaphysics and the ethics of the Gita, with a general conclusion and some references.

Sri Madhvacharya Bhagavad Gita Bhashya And Tatparya Nirnaya

A Sanskrit Text with English Translation. Says the author, "In my study of the commentaries on Bhagavad Gita by many commentators, I was surprised to see that I could get hardly any good word to word translations in English language of Sri Madhva's Bhashya (commentary) and Tatparyta Nirnaya (summation). Therefore, in 1995, when I took Sri Madhva's text for study and attempted translation in English language with few explanatory notes according to my own limited understanding and receptivity, even though i was aware that i was not qualified nor am I even now qualified to know Sri Madhva's mind, still traversing the Path walking through woods, dark and deep, thick foliage hiding the luminous Path.

Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda, Online Edition, 2000

A Divine Life Society Publication. The reprint is for free distribution. According to the Publisher's Note, "Sri Swami Sivananda wants us to study daily at least one discourse of the scripture, so that its great lessons are ever fresh in our memory. Each discourse has been preceded by a short summary giving the substance of that discourse in a nutshell."

A Christian Approach to the Bhagavadgita by P.S.Mathai

Printed in India at the Wesley Press and Publishing House, Mysore City. According to the Author, "Thissook is aa attempt—however feeble it be—of an Indian Christian to understand and interpret the spiritual aspect of the Bhagavadgiia from a purely Christian standpoint, and place his views before his countrymen for their impartialjudgement. In trying to understand the Gita, I have chiefly followed Dr, RadhakrUhnan’a Commentary on the Bhagavadgiia} I have followed this book in preference to those published by other Indian scholars like Tilak, Aurobindo Ghosh, Mahatma Gandhi and others, because this represents orthodox Hinduism more decidedly than all the rest..."

Christian Elements in the Bhagavadgita by Richard Garbe

Published by JSTO, a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. A short essay on some aspects of Christianity found in the Bhagavadgita and Mahabharata, which according to the author as "an outgrowth of genuine Indian religious feeling." Richard Garbe wrote another essay, suggesting some similarities between the concepts found in Christianity and Mahabharata, excepting Bhagavadgita, which follows next.

Christian Elements in the Mahabharata Excepting the Bhagavadgita by Richard Garbe

The Monist. The author starts with the proposition that some aspects of monism might have entered the Mahabharata due to contact with Christianity. In the process he completely ignores the fact that Christianity itself derived many of its beliefs and practices from Zoroastrianism and Buddhism. The concept of Isvara as the Lord of the Universe is very ancient and pre-Christian. So, to believe that Christianity exerted any influence upon Vedic or Hindu beliefs and literature is preposterous. However, you may read this essay for its historical value with an open mind.

Critical Word-index To the Bhagavadgita by Rao Bahadur Prahlad C.Divanji

With a foreword by Dr.S.M.Katre, Published in 1946. "The present index, as the author explains in his luminous In¬ troduction, is the outcome of several factors, the chief of which is the Review of Kirfel's Verse-Index to this ‘crest-jewel’ of Indian literature by the late Prof. Dr. V. S. Sukhtankar, which appeared in the Oriental literary Digetty of which 1 was the Chief Editor then. After such correspondence and discussion Rao Bahadur Divanji> con¬ vinced of the need of a really critical Index-Verborum, despite the many existing word-indices, began collecting his material in all serious¬ ness, and this book which is being published now bears out in full the expectations that bis friends had at the time when the work was first planned."

Discourses on the Bhagavadgita by M.T.Subba Row

For the Bombay Theosophical Publication Fund. Printed at the Joint Stock Printing Press, 1888, by Tukaram Tatya. The scripture is interpreted from a theosphical point of view by the author under the heading, Notes on the Bhagavadgita.

Gita and Gospel by J.N.Farquhar

J.N.Farquhar was previously Exhibitioner, Christ Church, Oxford. Published by the Christian Literature Society for India, 1917. Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2008 with funding from Microsoft Corporation. The author tries to make an absurd attempt to find Christian influences in the Bhagavadgita, by tracing the historical orgins of the Bhagavadgita, The Greeks, Romans and Christianity. He writes about Neo Krishna literature to establish a vague connection between the two, with the assumption that Christ was a historical person and Bhagavadgita was an imaginative discourse.

Glimpses of the Bhagawatgita and the Vedanta Philosophy by Mukund Wamanrao Burnsay

Mukund Wamanrao Burway worked as a Judge of Small Causes Court at Indore. He was author of the Life of Rajah Sir Dinkar Rao and the Mahrattas and the Moghuls. This book was Printed and published by C. 8. Deole, at the Bombay Vaibhav Press,in 1916. The author states, "The object of the present treatise is to attempt to remove several misconceptions, misunderstandings, and worng viewswhich are imposed upon the sublime subject of Vedanta and which I came across during my study of thi» sublime subject. The aim of the writer is to appeal for a religions awakening and Hindu union. How far I have succeeded in the work rests with the reader to judge."

Hints on the Study of the Bhagavad-Gita by Annie Besant

This edition contains four lectures delivered at the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Theosophical Society at Adyar, Madras, in December 1905. Published by Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Madras, India. Third edition 1925. The Four lectures were, The Great Unveiling, As Yoga Shastra, Methods of Yoga and Bhakti, and Discrimination and Sacrifice.

The Yoga of Action, Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda

This edition contains 8 writings of Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma, Duty, Detachment and liberation as expounded in the Bhagavadgita. It may be an online compilation since it has not publishing date or name of publisher.

Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita, An Exposition by Chhganlal G.Kaji

This is Vol 1, published in 1905 at the Ganatha Printing Works, Rajkot. Dedicated to H.H.Sir Waghji by the author as a token of respect and admiration. This volume contains a preface, introduction and a detailed exposition of the first six chapters. It is not a translation or a commentary but a scholarly analysis each chapter and its central theme.

Sri Bhagavadgita Rahasya or Karma Yoga Sastra by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

English Translation, First edition, Volume 2. Translated by Bhalchandra Sitaram Sukthankar. It includes an external examination of the Gita, the original Sanskrit stanzas, their English translation, commentaries on the stanza and a comparison of the Eastern with Western doctrines, etc. Published in Saka Year, 1857, 1936 AD, Poona.

Studies in the Bhagavadgita by the Dreamer Second Series.

The Yoga of Action and the Yoga of Occultism. Published by the Theosophical Publishing Society, London, 1903. Contains ten chapters on various aspects of Karma and Karma Yoga such as karma and automatism, karma and renunciation, karma and self-consciousness, karma and the progress of growth, the stages of karma, and so on. It is a treatise on Karma, form theosophical point of view.

The Bhagavadgita With Sanatsujatiya And Anugita by Kashinath Trimbak Telang

This forms part of the Sacred Books of the East in 50 volumes, Translated by various oriental scholars and edited by F. Max Mueller. This is Vol VIII. First published by the Oxford University Press 1882, Reprinted by Motilal Banarasidas, 1965, 1970 and 1975. With a foreward note by S.Radhakrishnan. Contains the English Translations of the Bhagavadgita, Sanatsugatiya and Anugita. Sri Telang writes, "My aim has been to make that translation as close and literal a rendering as possible of the Gita, as interpreted by the commentators .Shankaracharya, .Sridhara Swami, and Madhusudana Sarasvati. Reference has also been frequently made to the commentary of Ramanujacharya, and also to that of Nilakantha, which latter forms part of the author’s general commentary on the Mahabharata."

The Bhagavadgita As a Synthesis by M.R.Yardi

Bhandarkar Oriental Series No.25. Published by Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poon, 1991. This edition "opens with an exhaustive introduction (146 pages) which is followed by carefully edited Text and lucid translation, and explanatory notes. The translator claims that he "attempted to discover the true message of the Gita unencumbered by the different interpretations of its illustrious commentators."

The Bhagavad Gita By Jinarajadasa

Published originally by Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Madras, India in 1915 as Adyar Pamphlets No. 59. Third Edition 1930. Contains a detailed analysis of the teachings and leading doctrines of the Bhagavadgita, and its authorship.

The Ethics of the Bhagavadgita and Kant, An Essay by S.Radhakrishnan

This essays by Radhakrishnan was extracted by JSTOR from the International Journal of Ethics. In this essay he made a comparitive analysis of the Karma doctrine of the Bhagavadgita and how it compared to Kant's theories of determinism and free will.

The Hindu Philosophy of Conduct by Rangacharya, Vol.1

Contains class lectures on the Bhagavadgita. Printed and published by The Law Printing House, Madras, 1915. This work is an attempt by the author to introduce the Indian ethical system as contained in the Bhagavadgita to the Indians who were influenced by the secular and modern ideas of the Western education system which was then prevalent in British India. Thereby, he intended to bridge the gulf that existed in the minds of native Indians between the indigenous way of life and the foreign influences of the Western cultures. For that he found the Bhagavadgita as the most ideal to introduce Indian ethical system to native people.

The Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita by Swami Krishnananda

This is an Online edition published for free distribution by the Divine Life Society, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India. Contains 18 essays on various teachings of the Bhagavadgita.

The Teachings of the Bhagavadgita by Swami Krishnananda

This is another online edition released for free distribution by the Divine Life Society, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India, for the benefit of people. Contains 10 chapters.

A Paper on Bal Gangadhar Tilak's Interpretation of the Gita

Dr.Kuruvachira presented his analysis of the rationalization of violence through the interpretation of the Gita by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and how might have contributed to the extremist tradition in India during the freedom struggle and subsequently to the rise of Hindu nationalist ideology and Hindu fundamentalism.

Bhagavadgita Complete Translation

One of the most comprehensive commentaries without sectarian bias

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Essays on the Bhagavadgita

A comprehensive analysis of Bhagavadgita Wisdom and philosophy

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yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata
abhyutthānam adharmasya tadātmānaṃ sṛjāmy aham

"O Bharata, whenever there is a decline of virute
and ascendanceof evil, then I surely manifest Myself .

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