'The Bhagavad Gita contains the voice of God and it speaks to each of us, to every mind and heart-individually. This intimate communion transcends the merely intellectual, in every way.' The Bhagavad Gita forms a part of the epic Sanskrit text, the Mahabharata. As the great Pandava hero Arjuna stands on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, preparing to fight an army led by his kinsmen and his gurus, he is faced with a moral dilemma and, overcome by despair, turns to his divine charioteer Krishna for solace and counsel. The ensuing exchange between the two is considered to be the highest expression of philosophical Hinduism. During his discourse, Krishna reveals his Viswarupa, blessing Arjuna with a breathtaking glimpse of the Cosmic Form. Ramesh Menon's translation of the song of God remains rigorously faithful to the original, while never compromising its poetry.