We come across many Gita-s in our spiritual literature. The most popular one is Srimad Bhagavad Gita which is attributed to Bhagavan Sri Krishna and presented to us by Bhagavan Veda Vyasa. There, the teacher is God-head on one side while the student is utterly confused.
Ashtavakra Gita is unlike this. Here, both the teacher Ashtavakra and the student Janaka are already enlightened and they are living this knowledge. However, at some moment in the life of Janaka, there seems to be an urgency to know the Absolute and it is only sage Ashtavakra who could help him come out of his own mental block.
May this English rendering of the original text help the seekers of Truth and grow wise and live happily.