Historical Context and Introduction to Commentary Copy

Module 2 Description

In this module students will learn some of the historical context surrounding the Bhagavad Gītā.Students will learn perspectives concerning the dating and authorship of the text. Students will also learn how the text has been interpreted from various religio- philosophical perspectives. Students will be introduced to the concept of commentary and two prominent Vedāntic interpretations of the text: that of the 9th CE Śankara and 11th CE Rāmānuja (the tradition of modern yoga gurus Krishnamacarya and BKS Iyengar). Students will learn about the religio-philosophical impact of the Gītā through commentary and the diversity of interpretations to the primary text.

Module Slides

  • Module 2: The Bhagavad Gita (slides)