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there are better versions out there
on 4 January 2015
Stephen Mitchell is a strange man. He admits to not knowing the languages he 'translates' but he goes right ahead and translates them anyway! The Bhagavag Gita isn't a poem. Sanskrit is a musical language and the Gita was sung. It really isn't translatable anyway and all Stephen Mitchell does is pile a load of Gita's on his desk and copies. Anybody can do that!
We may as well read the works of a man fluent in Sanskrit and English. There are many versions out there written by swamis.