Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

 This book, authored by Rajiv Malhotra and co-authored by Aravindan Neekakandan, is very well researched and presented work on less known phenomenon of continuous cultural subjugation of Bharata’s people. It’s a valuable resource for secondary reading for all preachers of Krsna consciousness in India and especially in South India. Definitely, the book Breaking India is not dealing with transcendental subject matter but it is nevertheless helpful to understand real situation in the preaching field.

Every devotee of Krsna should have basic knowledge of desa – place, kala – time and patra – circumstances in which he is trying to spread the Holy Name of the Lord. Besides that, content of this book confirms statements of sastra about Kali-yuga’s progress. Bharata-varsa was formerly denoting entire planet Earth but nowadays, if at all used, term Bharata-varsa is connected with modern state of India. Srila Prabhupada has written in purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 3.18.19:” This earth was formerly known as Ilavrta-varsa, and when Maharaja Pariksit ruled the earth it was called Bharata-varsa. Actually, Bharata-varsa is the name for the entire planet, but gradually Bharata-varsa has come to mean India. As India has recently been divided into Pakistan and Hindustan, similarly the earth was formerly called Ilavrta-varsa, but gradually as time passed it was divided by national boundaries.”

In another statement Srila Prabhupada says: ”When a living entity takes birth in Bharata-varsa he is considered to be most fortunate.”  SB 4.25.13 read more

Who Is Supreme?

Book writen by Gokula Candra das and printed by Bhakti Vikasa Trust. A book is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and establishes the supremacy of Lord Krsna over the 33 crores of demigods. 160 pages with 8th color photos, hundreds of slokas quoted, and elaborate question-answers at the end of each chapter. Useful for preaching in India, or to Indians.

Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava

Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava

The result of over twenty years of research, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava presents a wealth of newly translated material. Replete with anecdotes told by disciples who lived with him, this devotional, philosophical, cultural, and historical study gives intimate insights into the activities, teachings, and character of an empowered emissary of the Supreme Lord.

Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava is presented in three volumes:

  • Volume 1 features a biographical overview, plus detailed analysis of the message, mission, and personality of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati.
  • Volume 2 details the preaching challenge that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati faced, and also includes biographical sketches of several of his disciples and associates.
  • Volume 3 features an overview of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati’s contributions, with selections from his lectures, writings, and colloquies, also his astrological chart, and appendixes that include important details concerning Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and the Gaudiya Matha.

Featuring over 170 photos, many republished after more than seventy years, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava is a collector’s piece to be treasured by devotees and students of religion. read more

On speaking strongly

On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada’s Service was written for the perusal of all members of Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON, especially for devotees who feel impelled to follow Srila Prabhupada’s example of preaching Krsna’s message in a strong, clear, and provocative manner.

Freedom within captivity: Holy Jail

Holy Jail is a touching compilation of the activities of ISKCON Prison Ministries (IPM) by His Holiness Candramauli Maharaja. In over thirty years of operation, the lives of hundreds of inmates have changed due to the practice of Krishna consciousness and the support received by devotees.