This is an intelligent critical examination of "The Bhagavad Gita", one of the most famous Hindu sacred texts. "The Bhagavad Gita" is one of the most famous works of Hindu scripture, ranking in importance alongside the Vedas and the Upanishads as a key sacred text. Considering the popularity of this historical epic and the deferential feelings toward it, intellectuals in India have been reluctant to examine the text from a critical standpoint, as scholars in the West have done in regard to the sacred texts of Christianity and Judaism. One exception to this kid-gloves attitude is this iconoclastic examination of "The Gita" by journalist and humanist advocate V.R. Narla. Taking a rationalist, sceptical approach, Narla critiques "The Gita" on many levels, pointing out the improbability of the historical events recounted, the logical inconsistencies in the work, and, above all, the retrograde moral perspective represented by the characters.