The Gita for a Global World: Book Discussion

Book discussion on ‘The Gita for a Global World: Ethical Action in an Age of Flux’, authored by Rohit Chopra. Ananya Vajpeyi was in conversation with Rohit Chopra and Devasia M. Antony. 


The Gita for a Global World: Ethical Action in an Age of Flux is a timely meditation for a period characterised by crisis while also speaking to a time beyond. The Bhagavad Gita helps navigate the fraught space of capitalist modernity, rendered increasingly precarious by global warming, violence, inequality and suffering. The book uses the dialogue of Krishna and Arjuna as a lens to look at pressing contemporary questions of war, difference and uncertainty. Combining philosophical discussion, meticulous research and sharp political insight, it continues what the ancient text has done for centuries -- illuminate and provoke -- while asking us to choose how we will act in the present to meet the challenges of the future. 

Rohit Chopra, Department of Communication, Santa Clara University, California.

Devasia M. Antony, Department of Philosophy, Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Ananya Vajpeyi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 7 pm IST, Zoom