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Who Wrote the Bhagavadgita?: A Secular Enquiry into a Sacred Text
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harper360
Publication date March 17, 2015
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789351361657
ISBN-10 9351361659
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A humanist critique of the Gita, 'the most influential work in Indian thought' The Gita is an evolving response which deals with the conflicts between Veda and Vedanta and then with the challenge posed to Vedanta by Buddhism. Its shift to Bhakti is the climax of the battle between Brahmanism and Buddhism. There are probably multiple authors of the Gita as shown by stylistic changes and the frequent shift of subject matter. For Meghnad Desai, Gita is a secular text, a result of human creation over several centuries. He also contends that some themes in the Gita reinforce social inequality and lack of concern for the other and to that extent he finds Gita to be toxic.

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from Harper360 (March 17, 2015); titled "Who Wrote the Bhagavadgita?: A Secular Enquiry into a Sacred Text"
9789351361657 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.99
About: A humanist critique of the Gita, 'the most influential work in Indian thought' The Gita is an evolving response which deals with the conflicts between Veda and Vedanta and then with the challenge posed to Vedanta by Buddhism.

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