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Theories on the date of the composition of the ''Gita'' vary considerably. Scholars accept dates from the fifthfirst century to the second century BCECE as the probable range, the latter likely. The Hinduism scholar [[Jeaneane Fowler]], in her commentary on the ''Gita'', considers second century BCECE to be the probable date of composition.{{sfn|Fowler|2012|page=xxiv}} J. A. B. van Buitenen too states that the Gita was likely composed about 200 BCECE.{{sfn|J.A.B. van Buitenen|2013|pp=6, Quote: "ca. 200 BCCE is a likely date".}} According to the Indologist [[Arvind Sharma]], the ''Gita'' is generally accepted to be a 2nd-century BCECE text.{{sfn|Sharma|1986|p=3}}
[[File:Kurukshetra.jpg|right|thumb|upright=1.2|alt=An old torn paper with a painting depicting the Mahabharata war, with some verses recorded in Sanskrit.|A manuscript illustration of the battle of Kurukshetra, fought between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, recorded in the ''Mahabharata''.]]
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