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To appreciate the Gita, one needs to understand Krishna. One needs to understand the broader context of the other texts. And most important of all, one has to comprehend one’s own self.

Dr. Bibek Debroy


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Tue 09 Feb 2021

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Conversations on Consciousness with Dr. Bibek Debroy

Dr. Bibek Debroy is a renowned economist, scholar, and translator. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). As a translator, he has translated various ancient Indian texts into English and is best known for his magnificent rendition of the Mahabharata in ten volumes as well as the three-volume Valmiki Ramayana.  He has recently published the book ‘The Bhagavad Gita For Millennials’.

One of the core Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita holds important lessons on how we can live our lives and fulfil our duties, but the millennials may consider it too ancient for their use or too complex for their understanding. In this book, Bibek Debroy recasts the Bhagavad Gita in a simple and cohesive form for millennials, so that its content and deeper meaning are not lost with the generations of our grandparents and parents.

Advaita Academy’s Chief Curator, Nithin Sridhar will interview him on his life journey and his new book. The session will be broadcast live on Advaita Academy’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.


Dr. Bibek Debroy


Dr. Bibek Debroy is currently serving as the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). He is an economist and was educated in Ramakrishna Mission School, Narendrapur; Presidency College, Kolkata; Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Presently, he is Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and President, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).