Bhagavad Gita Translation?

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at GETMAIL.NO
Tue Jul 21 06:33:15 EDT 2009

Dear Mary Storm,

I made a translation of the BG myself with good, clear Devanagari followed
by a translation (see comments on by reviewers). No comments, as
my American publisher wants to keep his editions compact. However, there are
several commented editions of the Gita. Here are a few suggestions:

My own translation at Amazon Britain:

Or at Amazon USA:


Both Laurie Patton and George Thompson have delivered good, modern
translations of the Gita, but without the Sanskrit text. You can look them
up at Amazon.

Editions with romanized Sanskrit and commentary:

Radhakrishnan has also made a translation with romanized Sanskrit and an
extensive commentary, but I am unable to find his book on Amazon. You could

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at] On Behalf Of 
> Mary Storm
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:08 PM
> Subject: Bhagavad Gita Translation?
> Dear Indologists,
> I am looking for an English translation of the Bhagavad Gita 
> with commentary. Years ago I had one with Sanskrit, then 
> transliteration, then English and commentary by Swami 
> Chidbhavananda; it is no doubt out of print.
> This is for an introductory class for study abroad undergraduates.  
> They are studying Hindi, so can read Devanagari, but it is 
> rare to have a student who has had Sanskrit. I hope to find 
> something with useful commentary, and a feeling for the poetics....
> Any suggestions would be most welcome!
> Many Thanks,
> Mary
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