However, s7 — s10 that deal with the food habits of the virtuous, the passionate and the deluded would pose a problem in determining whether or not they are interpolations.
And this makes it the Treatise of Self- help for one and all, irrespective of his or her religious orientation and social background.
Slokas like chaatur varnyam that would be encountered intermittently in the Gita are but mischievous, if not malicious, interpolations meant to buttress the Aryan caste prejudices and thus should be dismissed as such.
Besides, s17,s18 and s35 are not only out of context but also break the continuity of the discourse.
All about Interpolations All about Interpolations It was long suspected there could be interpolations in the Gita as it was being received down the ages through oral tradition.