The Briton Who Translated The Bhagavad Gita Into English

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While the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are available worldwide in several languages, credit for making this religious text accessible to the English-speaking world goes to a British Orientalist, Sir Charles Wilkins.
Wilkins was a remarkable man and had a flair for languages. He came to India in the late 18th century and started his career as a printer and a clerk with the British East India Company. Soon enough, he was posted in Benares, where he learnt Sanskrit and became the first-ever individual to translate the Bhagavad Gita into English. He titled his work Bhagwat-Geeta or the Dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon.

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