Self-Contradictory, Casteist and Misogynist Gītā

Authors

  • Tilak Bahadur Khatri Department of English, Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nutaj.v8i1-2.44111

Keywords:

Brāhmanism, Cāturvarnāh, Brāhmins, Kṣatriya, Vaiśyas, Sūdras, Hiṁsā, Dharma, Adharma, Manusmriti, bhakti, swadharma, varnasram-dharama, niskāma karma, women

Abstract

This research article deals with the Marxist commentaries of the Bhagavad Gītā. The study has its relevance to understand the text from the Marxist perspective. The article addresses on the research problems concerning to the validity of the message of the Gītā at the present context. The research approach (methodology) adopted for this study is the review-based analysis of the Marxist commentaries of the text. The study has included the commentaries of Kosambi, Ambedkar, Sardesai, Bose and Desai as they represent the leading Marxist commentators. The study reveals that the most of the Marxist commentators of the Gītā question on the validity of the text at the modern context and highlight the text's discriminatory notions

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Khatri, T. B. (2021). Self-Contradictory, Casteist and Misogynist Gītā. NUTA Journal, 8(1-2), 135–145. https://doi.org/10.3126/nutaj.v8i1-2.44111

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