Reception of the Gita

Peter Wyzlic pwyzlic at UNI-BONN.DE
Wed Jun 28 13:25:00 UTC 2006

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:22:25 +0200
  Lars Martin Fosse <lmfosse at CHELLO.NO> wrote:
> I am looking for material on the reception of the 
>Bhagavadgita in the West.
> Do any of you have any reading suggestions or 

Besides the already mentioned works, there are two recent 

Robinson, Catherine A.:
Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and images of the 
Hindu tradition : the song of the Lord / by Catherine A. 
Robinson. - London [u.a.] : Routledge, 2005. - 256 S.
ISBN 0-415-34671-1
[Disclaimer: I haven't seen it, maybe the work deals more 
with modern Hindu interpretations]

Herling, Bradley L.:
The German Gita : hermeneutics and discipline in the 
German reception of Indian thought, 1778 - 1831 / Bradley 
L. Herling. - New York [u.a.] : Routledge, 2006. - XI, 358 
S. - (Studies in philosophy)
ISBN 0-415-97616-2

In her thesis, Angelika Malinar deals also at length with 
the different Western interpretations:
Angelika Malinar: Rajavidya : das königliche Wissen um 
Herrschaft und Verzicht ; Studien zur Bhagavadgita / 
Angelika Malinar. - Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 1996. - XII, 
505 S. - (Purana research publications, Tübingen ; 5)
ISBN 3-447-03850-0
Tübingen, Univ., Diss., 1991

By the way, the a fac-simile of Humboldt's classical 
monograph from 1828 has been put online by the Academy of 
Sciences in Berlin, compare the links at

Hope it helps
Peter Wyzlic

Indologisches Seminar der
Universität Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 7
D-53113 Bonn
Deutschland / Germany

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