Bhagavad Gita for iPad leverages Winthrop Sargeant's translation of the Bhagavad Gita, first published in 1979, providing a word-by-word translation and grammatical explanation, along with Sanskrit and English renderings. The original edition was published in 1979 with the lengthy subtitle An interlinear translation from the Sanskrit, with word-for-word transliteration and translation, and complete grammatical commentary, as well as a readable prose translation and page-by-page vocabularies.
This app features 676 screens, each devoted to a single verse. Each screen is divided into two major sections. The first section containing the Sanskrit is given in both Devanagari and romanized transliteration, followed by an English rendering. The second second contains a word-by-word translation and grammatical analysis.
The application developer, James Swickheimer, includes dynamic indexing and navigation functions to crossreference word usage throughout the text, and to navigate by verse or chapter. The homescreen chapter index reveals the number of verses contained within each chapter, and a preview of the chapter's first verse in Devanagari with Sargeant's English translation.
Moreover, share your favorite chapters or verses on facebook or twitter in Devanagari! While this app is a tool for learning and sharing the magic of the Bhagavad Gita in the palm of your hand from iPhone or iPad, enjoy access from your desktop, laptop, Android, and others.