A collection of interviews with the people who wrote the Bhagawad Githa.
The book contains a wealth of insights and information on many aspects of the Hindu religion, but is also very readable.
In the introduction, the author recounts the life of Gita himself, who died at the age of 78 in 1962, and how it shaped his philosophy and life.
Gita’s influence on other religious leaders and writers can be seen in the books of Bhagwat (one of India’s greatest saints), Kalidasa (one the foremost Sanskrit philosophers), and even in the Vedas.
I was especially drawn to the interview with the author of Bhakti: The History of Hinduism by V.C. Ramachandran, who describes the Gita as a “sacred book” and a “living, breathing book.”