Of Color, Philosophy And Krishna

2019-06-16-15-41-03-037I don’t know if god exists or not. Nevertheless, I treat Mahabharata as a piece of literature where Krishna is my favorite character! May be its because there is a dynamic person talking about philosophy in such colorful manner!

With his signature yellow and the peacock feather, he imparts vast knowledge to us. But it’s not that easy to interpret The Gita. Devdutt Pattanaik, with his own interpretations, supported by diagrams and expertly written commentary, the author explains the actions (and the outcomes) of each character in the epic. Things get a little confusing at times, but that’s largely an issue with the text itself.

The best part is Devdutt Pattanaik has organised the Gita by 18 themes here. So, it is NOT a verse by verse translation or commentary. This is the most important feature of this book. Because of this arrangement by themes, a chapter in this book may contain commentary from all the 18 chapters of the original Gita as suitable. This makes understanding the messages of the Gita easier.

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