Review: My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik

This book isn’t a verse by verse translation of The Gita, but instead, it’s chapters are rearranged highlighting the moderations, based on actual facts.

The thing I love the most about the book is, how Pattanaik gives references to some very specific words, and what they actually mean, versus the modernised derived meanings.  Another thing that I loved about this book (or the actual Gita for that matter) is how it does not guilt you into the hermit’s way of life. The Gita explains to you that you don’t need to administer abandonment of your social responsibilities for the selfish longing for Moksha.

Illustrations have always been the prime focus of Pattanaik’s works, and are very helpful in grasping simple yet elaborate concepts. The book focuses on understanding thyself without any inclination towards a particular religion. So, for those who follow religions other than Hinduism, do not worry, this book will not convert you into a Hindu by any means, but will definitely make you a better human being.

Buy this book on Amazon!


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