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Urdu translation of Gita published by ISKCON

Lucknow: ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) has published an Urdu translation of Bhagwad Gita to enable Muslims to understand the teachings and philosophy of this religious book of Hindus. Urdu translation of this religious book which contains 700 shlokas or verses in Sanskrit, was published by Bhakti Vedanta Trust and was launched on Janamashtmi, birth day of Lord Krishna. ISKCON’s Somdutt Brahamachari said about this Urdu translation that it would help the readers to understand the universal message and teachings of Gita. In addition to the translation, the Urdu translation also contains easy explanations, references, contexts etc. ISKCON had published Urdu translation of Gita earlier also but it contained simply translation but the latest translation contains interpretations, references and explanations also for easy understanding. It may also be stated that noted Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpur also had translated Gita in Urdu in 2014 but that was in Devnagri script for Hindi readers only.

 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2016 on page no. 15

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