The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a Hindu verse scripture in Sanskrit.
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is counselled by Lord Krishna to fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty as a warrior and establish Dharma. There is then dialogue between diverging attitudes concerning methods toward the attainment of liberation (moksha).
The Bhagavad Gita's call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the Indian independence movement including Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi.