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"The Gita itself is a complex vessel containing a vast ocean of knowledge, yet, Lokmanya Tilak was able to successfully capture and present the Gita through his work. A reader of the Gita Rahasya is able to become knowledgeable in all the scriptures.

It is nearly impossible to simplify a philosophical work without elaborating – simplicity and summary are contradictory. A summary often tends to be abstruse. To express Lokmanya’s subtle and deep thoughts in today’s parlance with clarity and brevity are a herculean effort.

Arun Tiwari has a combination of modern education and traditional spiritual upbringing, which he lends aptly to his writing. He is compassionate and so his words convey kindness. This is not merely a task of authorship but a devoted worship of the Gita.”

- Mahamahopadhyaya Sadhu Bhadreshdas (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS))


 "Lokmanya BalGangadhar Tilak wrote The Gita Rahasya as an extensive commentary on The Bhagavad-Gita in order to stroke a feeling of nationalism amongst Indians who were ruled by the British during those days. This book meticulously retains the structure of the original book while presenting the thoughts of Lokmanya Tilak in a language and a style that belongs to this time and day.

Arun Tiwari, through this book has proved quite brilliantly that Hinduism is a self-perpetuating religion, which shows the way of constant spiritual reinterpretation leading to life which is self-perpetuating, self-renewing and which for the individual and for the world may be eternal. Reflection and self-correction is woven into our DNA. Our freedoms reside within us. "

- Dr Vijay Bhatkar (Chancellor, Nalanda University)

Prof. Arun Tiwari (Author-Scientist)- was born at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh in 1955. He did his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from G.B. Pant University and joined the Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) at Hyderabad as missile scientist in 1982, reporting to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.Under Dr. Kalam’s tutelage, he developed India’s first Titanium air bottle used in ‘Trishul’ and ‘Akash’ missiles and designed Airframes for both the missiles, developed India’s first Coronary Stent known as the ‘Kalam-Raju Stent’ with cardiologist Dr. B. Soma Raju, set up the first link of Pan-Africa e-Network that now connects universities and hospitals across the African continent with their Indian counterparts, and finally became Dr. Kalam’s co-author and spiritual pupil. ‘Wings of Fire’, the autobiography of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, published in 1999 and ‘Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji’, both co-authored with Dr. Kalam, are considered modern classics. They have been translated in to multiple Indian languages and have been read by millions of readers.Arun Tiwari is Platinum Jubilee Mentor of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad; Director Care Foundation, Hyderabad; and teaches at the School of Management Studies in Hyderabad University as Adjunct Professor.


Publisher Sakal Publications
Author Arun Tiwari
Language English
ISBN 978-93-86204-88-2
Binding Paperback
Pages 456
Publication Year 2017
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5


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A Modern Interpretation of Lokmanya Tilak's Gita Rahasya by Arun Tiwari

A Modern Interpretation of Lokmanya Tilak's Gita Rahasya by Arun Tiwari