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Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

by Stephen Mitchell Translator

This new translation of the Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita, brings translator Stephen Mitchell's keen mind for language to this ancient literary and spiritual masterpiece. Renowned for his translations of other religious texts and of Rainer Maria Rilke's poems, Mitchell's efforts creating this newest translation have been praised as visionary, and in the words of William Arrowsmith, "instantly make[s] every other rendering obsolete." Whether you are new to the Bhagavad Gita or picking up this copy having read other translations before, Mitchell's translation offers readers an excellent jumping off point for discovering Hinduism and its central religious text.