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Invitation to World Literature


Recommended Translations & Editions

EditionsAbout these Editions

Barbara Stoler Miler, The Bhagavad Gita, Bantam Classic, 1999.


This is our recommended text. Barbara Stoler Miller's eloquent and accurate verse translation gives a moving rendering effectively employing Western-style four-line stanzas.

Stephen Mitchell, Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation, Three Rivers Press, 2002.


This version is in prose but very true to the spirit of the original.

Laurie Patton, The Bhagavad Gita, Penguin Classics, 2008.


Laurie L. Patton is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Early Indian Religions at Emory University, and has translated the work in free verse.

Jack Hawley, The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners, New World Library, 2001 (paperback coming in March 2011).


Jack Hawley is a Columbia University professor who is featured in the video.