RIGHT WORD | GITA JAYANTI: HOW BHAGAVAD GITA GUIDED NATIONALIST MOVEMENT AND SHAPED MODERN INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
This year we will be celebrating ‘Gita Jayanti’ on 3 December. This is the day of advent of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita when Sri Krishna gave this knowledge to Arjun on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (that now falls in the state of Haryana).
It is unfortunate that the role played by the Bhagavad Gita in inspiring the freedom struggle of Bharat and its impact on the evolution of the Bharatiya thought process in 20th and 21st centuries has hardly been discussed in our textbooks as well as the public discourse. This was due to the domination of colonial and Marxist schools of historians in Indian academia. These two schools painted the Bhagavad Gita merely as a religious text.
Read more at: https://www.firstpost.com/opinion-news-expert-views-news-analysis-firstpost-viewpoint/right-word-gita-jayanti-how-bhagavad-gita-guided-nationalist-movement-and-shaped-modern-indian-political-thought-11742941.html
- 5 Dec 2022