"The Gãtà has been variously interpreted, each opening up new avenues of thought and perspectives. This beautifully written, easy to understand and engaging translation of the Gãtà (The Gãtà in Rhymed English verse with Full Sanskrit Text) by Sibaprasad Dutta brings to the reader one of the best introductions to ancient Indian literature and philosophy available today. - Prof. Rita Roychoudhuri : The Bulletin of The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture ( May, 2010).
"The Gãtà in English Rhymed Verse with Full Sanskrit Text by Sibaprasad Dutta is a valuable addition to the available literature on the Gãtà . The language of the book is simple and easy to follow. The author should be commended for this unique attempt. It is hoped that those who have interest in the Gãtà will make use of this book and derive benefit from it. - NVC Swamy : The Vedanta Kesari (January 2012)"
"My impression is that Sibaprasad Dutta's book The Gãtà in Rhymed English verse with Full Sanskrit Text has come out fairly well." - Swami Prabhananda, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Headquarters, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal, India.
"The Gãtà in Rhymed English verse with Full Sanskrit Text by Sibaprasad Dutta is not only well-written but it is also an interesting and pleasant read because of the author's marvellous style of blending profound scholarship with personal realization." - Swami Suparnananda, Secretary, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata 700029
Sibaprasad Dutta (born 31 August
1951) hails from an obscure village in India. He majored in English Literature
from The University of Calcutta and then did M.A. in English Literature from Jadavpur
University, Calcutta. After teaching English for some years in a renowned
public school, and for short stint in a
college in Calcutta, he joined a bank,
and as a bank officer earned the topnotch diplomas in banking like CAIIB
(Bombay) and ACIB (London). He gave up the job in the bank as Assistant
Regional Manager at the age of forty-nine in 2001 and joined Ramakrishna
Mission Residential College as a Guest Lecturer. Now retired, Dutta is engaged
in guiding students, doing research work, writing poems and short stories in
English, and translating into English ancient Indian scriptures written in
Sanskrit. First published in 2008, this is the second and more enriched edition
of the author's venture. A distingué for its many features which are brilliant
and unique, this work is the first of its kind in the world.