What the Scholars Say About BBT Books


“The philosophical and religious works published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust provide a golden opportunity to Western philosophers, scholars, and people in general to drink deep at the celestial fountain of ancient Indian philosophical and spiritual wisdom.”

Dr. L. S. Varshneya Chairman, Department of Hindi
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Allahabad University
Allahabad, India

“We are well aware of the scholarly reputation of the works on Vedic and Bhaktic literature published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, particularly the translations and commentaries, and feel that they meet, without doubt, the requirements of our Academy library, which have to do, above all, with authenticity. Our students are all deeply involved in comparative philosophical and religious studies, and have need of works which are not only of the highest scholarly standards, but also represent the traditions themselves, rather than only scholarly opinion about traditions. From this point of view, we … find the Bhaktivedanta publications of great value.”

Peter Lamborn Wilson
Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy
Editor, Sophia Perennis

“The books of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada are not only beautiful, but also relevant to our times, as we as a nation search for new cultural patterns for our way of life.”

Dr. C. L. Spreadbury
Professor of Sociology
Stephen F. Austin Stale University

“The appearance of an English translation of Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami’s Sri Caitanya-caritamrta by Swami Prabhupada is a cause for celebration among both scholars in Indian studies and lay people seeking to enrich their knowledge of Indian spirituality.

” . . . Anyone who gives a close reading to the commentary will sense that here, as in his other works, Sri Bhaktivedanta has combined a healthy mixture of the fervent devotion and aesthetic sensitivity of a devotee and the intellectual rigor of a textual scholar.

” . . .These exquisitely wrought volumes will be a welcome addition to the libraries of all persons who are committed to the study of Indian spirituality and religious literature, whether their interests are sparked by the motivations of the scholar, the devotee, or the general reader.”

Dr. J. Bruce Long
Department of Asian Studies
Cornell University

“It is a great honor for me to have the pleasure of examining the publications of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which I find to be of exceptional value for use in educational institutions and libraries. I particularly recommend the ancient classic Srimad-Bhagavatam to all students and professors of Indian philosophy and culture. The learned author, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, is a world-renowned saint and savant in the field of Vedic philosophy and its practical application in the modern world…. Certainly, I am grateful that this message of the Bhagavata is being spread for the benefit of the world by such a qualified personality. …”

Dr. R. Kalia
Indian Library Association

“Words fail me to describe the height of scholarship and devotion manifest in Srila Prabhupada’s vast writings. Our future generations will definitely find a better world to live in through the efforts of Srila Prabhupada. He stands for international brotherhood and the spiritual integration of all mankind. The literary world outside India, particularly of the West, is indebted to Srila Prabhupada, who has so scientifically acquainted them with what is best in Krsna conscious India.”

Sri Viswanath Shukla. Ph.D
Professor of Hindi
M.U. Aligarh, U.P., India

“The monumental Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, brought out by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, will go a long way to bring the philosophy of bhakti to numerous readers, particularly to those who are not familiar with Indian philosophical tradition.”

R. C. Pandeya
Professor and Head
Department of Philosophy
University of Delhi

“Swami Bhaktivedanta has offered to devotees of God a blessed service with his English translations and commentaries. The universal application of these truths is shown to be a promised blessing in these times of challenge when light is illumining darkness. Truly, this is a holy, inspired writing for all aspiring souls seeking the why, whence, and whither of life!”

Dr. Judith M. Tyberg
Founder and Director
East- West Cultural Center
Los Angeles, California

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