Dear Maharajas and Prabhus, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Today, 18 August 2023 at 11:30 am IST, Host Sitapati Prabhu and his dharmapatni Smt. Danna Devi will be having me (Krishna Kirti Das) on their podcast as a guest to present and discuss the ISKCON India Scholars Board (IISB) responses to Kaunteya Prabhu’s recent book Tough Questions, Difficult Answers (TQDA).
Link for the podcast event: https://fb.me/e/4o3hfaii4
Link to the response essays by the IISB:
This is the description of the event from the hosts:
The book “Tough Questions, Difficult Answers”, by previous guest Kaunteya das, has ignited a firestorm in ISKCON. A central thesis for his book is, “that Srila Prabhupada might have absorbed some of the outlooks predominant in his cultural environment, his historical period” (TQDA 257), with the further implication that Śrīla Prabhupāda’s words are sometimes to be considered untrue, in error, or incorrigibly offensive to modern sensibilities.
The ISKCON India Scholars Board (IISB) has produced a series of essays challenging the contents of the book, and in this episode we sit down with IISB member Kṛṣṇa Kīrti dāsa to discuss the book, its contents, the response – and more fundamentally the issues at the core of the controversy.
Kṛṣṇa Kīrti dāsa
ISKCON India Scholars Board