Author: Bibek Debroy
Publisher: Rupa Publications
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिः भवति भारत,
अभि-उत्थानम् अधर्मस्य तदा आत्मानं सृजामि अहम्
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुस्-कृताम्,
धर्म-संस्थापन-अर्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे
The Bhagavad Gita for millennials by Bibek Debroy published by @rupa_publications consists of a simple and cohesive form of B hagavad Gita for Millennials. We all know the importance of Bhagavad Gita in our lives from our parents and grandparents.
Every day my Grandmother and Mom Read one Chapter from Bhagavad Gita. It is a ritual that we have been following from years. My grandmother has years old Bhagavad Gita, with translations and commentaries. It’s always a pleasure listening to them, reciting the Gita.
In this book, The author tries to explain the concepts interestingly. I liked how he added Shlokas in Sanskrit and later explaining about it.
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This book is truly a treasure for all those who want to start reading Bhagavad Gita. A millennial’s guide to the Bhagavad Gita, the foundational text on dharma.
As Arjuna stands on the battlefield of the Great War of Kurukshetra, he finds himself surrounded by men he has known for years. He must wound, maim or kill them to earn what the Pandavas deserve. But how can he kill those in whose laps his childhood was spent, those gurus who taught him to hold his bow? As Arjuna faces this dilemma, Krishna, an avatara of Lord Vishnu, appears before him in his universal form. And thus begins a dialogue between them on what is right and what is wrong, on dharma and on the cycle of cause and consequence.
One of the core Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita holds important lessons on how we can live our lives and fulfil our duties, but the millennials may consider it too ancient for their use or too complex for their understanding. In this book, Bibek Debroy recasts the Bhagavad Gita in a simple and cohesive form for millennials, so that its content and deeper meaning are not lost with the generations of our grandparents and parents.