Godsong
Poetry

Godsong

A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary

Overview

Born in the United States into a secularized Hindu family, Amit Majmudar puzzled over the many religious traditions on offer and found that the Bhagavad-Gita had much to teach him with its 'song of multiplicities.' Chief among them is that 'its own assertions aren't as important as the relationships between its characters . . . The Gita imagined a relationship in which the soul and God are equals.' It is, he believes, 'the greatest poem of friendship . . . in any language.' His verse translation captures the many tones and strategies Krishna uses with Arjuna-strict and berating, detached and philosophical, tender and personable.
The listener's guides to each section expand on the main text and what is happening between the lines in accessible terms. Godsong is an instant classic in the field, from a poet of skill, fine intellect, and-perhaps most important-devotion.

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248 Pages | ISBN13 9780670091904
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Amit Majmudar
Amit Majmudar
Amit Majmudar is a diagnostic nuclear radiologist and the author of three volumes of poetry and a verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Godsong. His work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Best of the Best American Poetry and many other publications, including the eleventh edition of the Norton Introduction to Literature.
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