The book begins with blind Dhritarashtra, listening to Sanjaya who can see the battle between the sons of Gandhari and the sons of Kunti on Kurukshetra. Krishna, the avatar of the God Vishnu on Earth finds Arjuna in a state of despair, and expounds to him his divine knowledge, ultimately showing him his ultimate form. The Bhagavad Gita is one of Hinduism's holiest scriptures and is regarded by many as one of the foremost philosophical texts ever written. In its 700 verses one can understand the need for a man to fulfill his duty and uphold his Dharma. It illustrates the meaning of the Atman and the Brahman, and forms the basis for Vedanta Dharma.
About S. Radhakrishnan
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice-President of India and the second President of India. He was a well-known scholar of comparative religion and philosophy, holding the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford.