- "This is a work
to be treasured. No one of whatever faith or philosophical
persuasion who reads these books with an open mind can fail to be
both moved and impressed...."
Dr. Garry Gelade
Professor of Psychology
- "It has been my
great pleasure recently to have read the Srimad-Bhagavatam in the
superb edition authorized by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada....I am sure this monumental work will go far to bring
the sublime message of the Bhagavatam to numerous Westerners who
otherwise would miss this opportunity. "
Dr. Alex Wayman
Professor of Sanskrit,
Srimad-Bhagavatam is extremely useful for all those interested in
ancient India, whether their interest be that of the philosopher,
the student of religion, the historian, the linguist, the
sociologist or the political scientist....I truly hope that Srila
Prabhupada will complete his translation of the entire Bhagavata and
continue to translate other eminent Sanskrit works as well.
Undoubtedly, this work of Swamiji's is a great contribution to the
troubled human society of today's world."
Dr. Sooda L. Bhatt
Professor of Indian
Languages, Boston University
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust editions of famous religious classics of
India, with new translations and commentaries, are an important
addition to our expanding knowledge of spiritual India. The new
edition of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is particularly welcome."
Dr. John L. Mish
Division, New York Public Library
- "...A commentary
on the Vedanta-sutra by Srila Vyasadeva divided into twelve 'cantos'
of which four are presented here in eight beautifully produced
volumes. These lavish volumes, obviously the product of devotional
effort, contain many lovely full-color illustrations...."
Choice magazine, June,
- "In the diversity
of religious approaches offered by the yogis of India, the most
significant, of course, is the way of Krsna consciousness. It is
amazing to see how Sri Bhaktivedanta Swami has in less than ten
years succeeded, by his personal devotion, untiring energy and
efficient direction, in organizing the International Society for
Krishna Consciousness. Now, he has undertaken the stupendous project
of rendering the entire Bhagavata, the great devotional classic of
India, into English. His edition is learning blended with devotional
feeling and inspired by a definite purpose of communicating the
intense Iyrical and devotional quality of the Bhagavata. Srila
Prabhupada has done an excellent service by his able rendition of
'the abode of divine joy' that the Bhagavata is."
Dr. Mahesh Mehta,
Professor of Asian Studies
University of Windsor,
- "It is axiomatic
that no book can be expected entirely to satisfy all its potential
readers. Here is one, however, which can be said to come remarkably
close to that ideal....we have here the ideal of what an edition of
a Sanskrit text for a Western audience should be."
Dr. R. E. Asher
Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
- "...For those who
have no access to the Sanskrit language, these books convey, in
superb manner, the message of the Bhagavatam. In addition to being a
scholarly work, it directly reflects the spiritual aspirations of a
religious community which has gained considerable popularity in
Dr. Alaka Hejib
Department of Sanskrit
and Indian Studies, Harvard University
is a valuable source material and cannot but be attractive to
serious students and scholars of religion and philosophy. I
recommend this series, to anyone, as an important and useful
Dr. C. P. Agrawal,
Humanities, University of Michigan