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My Gita

Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Vivek Madan
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse by verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible. 

In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization - even selfies!). We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight. 

So let My Gita inform your Gita. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Devdutt Pattanaik, iIllustrations Copyright Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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An Knowledgeable Experience

Nice diction carry forward with a great knowledge that has shared. An knowledgeable experience remains at its best

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Simply Amazing

The way there author has written and paraphrased the Gita is really appreciable. This Audiobook is one the best I have listened to. Really recommend for people interested in mythical stories of Bharat. The narration is really amazing. Learned many things from this book.

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Just fine

The author has put his thoughts. Didn't find appreciable. But there are multiple points/ story line which are used as example is good.

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An experience beyond words

An experience beyond words... Divine to say the least 🙏 The content, the narration, the pronunciations of the narrator everything adds to the divinity of the experience...

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Great Listening

A different perspective. Must for seekers of wisdom from ancient books.
Something for everyone. You are bound to rewind and play a few times over. Thanks
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Dialed down, processed food for thought.

since it deals with some at times heavy philosophy. it's must to go over it again to really understand and learn something out of it.

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Practical Gita

Very well explained and very relatable!
The narrator's voice is engaging.
Everyone must listen to it once. I loved it personally!

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It is not Gita from the conventional approach

The audible is not the exact version of Bhagavad-Gita... It is based upon the writers understanding of the Gita. If you want to listen to the original Gita, don't go for this. But nevertheless, it's a good listening.

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Very unique and interesting narration of Gita

would have loved to have the actual Sanskrit verses as well which book skipped.

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excellent experience with the app need more free

need more free credit points plz provide on priority as there are only few good books available.

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  • Manjari Ganti
  • 24-07-17

Narration was poor

After listening to Jays and reading several other books from the author, I was really looking forward to My Gita. While, this book lived up to its expectations, the narration was extremely disappointing. The narrator was unable to pronounce a lot of the words and names in the book and it took away from truly enjoying the book. I bought the kindle version as well, and will go back to read the book as opposed to the audible version.

Manjari

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-18

Different interpretations from original

His view is different
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Stopped after 1 hour
Not very good
Thanks

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  • Rishi Tiwari
  • 06-11-17

Profound wisdom.

This book is the most enlightening book I have ever read till date. I dabbled in Bhagvadgeeta earlier but never got it. I often thought of it as a great argument done by Krishna to ‘convince’ Arjun to do what Krishna wanted him to do.

After reading this book I am convinced that this book should be called ‘Geeta 101’ or even better ‘Sanatan Philosophy for Dummies’. The chronological and historical summary of ideas in Sanatan Dharma are just what India requires today as an ordinary folk is showered with conflicting ideologies from different Schools while he/she assumes it to be emanating from a single source and thus ending up getting confused and giving up all together or end up being ambivalent towards the whole thing.

We do not even realise that the modern culture or religion or whatever we can call it these days is an alphabet soup of various ideas that originated at different points of time in societies very diverse from ours and for good measure got mixed up with foreign influences too. Most advocates of religion and culture possibly are ignorant of the chronology and the vocabulary of the scriptures and how the same word meant different things at different times.

Devdutt is Brihaspati, I have no doubt on it.

This is my opinion.

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  • Eric R Linsky
  • 17-10-17

excellent

this is an extremely paraphrased version of the gita, with commentary. however, i consider it the best explanation of the real meaning of the bhagavad gita.

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  • Ayon Chatterjee
  • 23-09-17

Sheer magic.

It is just not Bhagwad Gita but much more than it. Really informative and worth listening.

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  • Nitin Khanwalkar
  • 06-09-17

Worth reading

Excellent depiction of the verses of the gita. He talks about bhagwat hota in his own interpretation and is present very well. One may want to read this again and again

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  • Adi
  • 31-07-17

Why does the reader change accent while narration??

The indian accent the reader tries to pull isnt pleasant at all.
Could've just read it as is instead.

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  • MR
  • 21-01-20

Outstanding. Articulate. Thoughtful. Inspirational.

Devdutt has made an outstanding contribution to humanity with this book. The narration is clear and easy to understand.
This is one to listen to over and over again and reflect deep within to enable ones own interpretation to evolve and crystallise.