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Featured Books: The Bhagavad Gita with Eleven Commentaries

by Smt Anjali Ambekar

  • Title: The Bhagavad Gita with Eleven Commentaries
  • Compiled by: Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Critically Edited and Revised by: Shastri Gajanan Shambhu Sadhale
  • Edition: Second
  • The Gujarati Printing Press, Sassoon Building, Elphinstone Circle, Fort, Bombay; 1938
  • Call No : Sa2G / G.P.P / SAD / 35941

The following Commentaries are included

  1. Shankaracharya's Advait Bhashya
  2. Anandagiri's Subcommentary on Adi-Shankaracharya's Bhashya
  3. Ramanujacharya's Vishishtadvaita Bhashya
  4. Sri Vedanta Deshika's Tatparya Chandrika
  5. Madhvacharya's Dvaita Bhashya
  6. Sri Jayatirtha's Prameya Dipika
  7. Hanumat Acharya's Paishacha Bhashya
  8. Sri Venkatanatha's Brahmananda Giri Bashya
  9. Vallabhacharya's Tattva-Dipika
  10. Purushottama's Ananda-Tarangini
  11. Nilakantha's Bhava-deepa
  12. Sri Yamunacharya's Gitartha-Sangraha with Sri Vedanta Desikas Raksha
  13. Gita-Mahatmya for each chapter.

At the end of each chapter, Vidyalamkara Dhupakar Shastri has added his brief notes (called Avigita), which contains a criticism of few points of discussion raised by the late Lokmanya Tilaka, and a Sanskrit rendering of some portions of the older Marathi commentaries written by Jnanesvara and Vamana Pandit.
Sri Gajanan Shambhu Sadhale Sastri compiled the major commentaries on the Gita into a single book. First edition of this book, Srimad Bhagavad Gita with Eleven Sanskrit Commentaries, edited and compiled by him was published (partially) in 1906. Later, this work was published completely as a three volume set in 1935.
These volumes are indeed valuable to ascertain at once the opinions of various commentators and offers great facilities for a comparative and critical study of the material connected with the Bhagavad Gita.