What scholars have said


NOTE: Some of the scholars quoted here may now hold different posts or be affiliated with different institutions than the ones this file mentions. Our apologies for any outdated information. (Corrections are welcome.)


"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. Gary Gelade
                 Professor of Psychology
                 Oxford University

"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 would otherwise miss this opportunity."

               --Dr. Alex Wayman
                  Professor of Sanskrit
                  Columbia University   

"The 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. . . . 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

"The 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 Srimad-Bhagavatam is particularly welcome."

               --Dr. John L. Mish
                 formerly Chief, Oriental Division
                 New York Public Library        

"For those who have no access to the Sanskrit language, these books convey, in a 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 America."

               --Dr. Alaka Hejib
                 Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies
                 Harvard University

"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
                 Professor of Linguistics
                 University of Edinburgh

"In the diversity of religious approaches offered by the yogis of India, the most significant, of course, is the way of Krishna 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 lyrical and devotional quality of the Bhagavata. Srila Prabhupada has done an excellent service by his able rendition of 'the abode of joy' that the Bhagavata is."

               --Dr. Mahesh Mehta
                 Professor of Asian Studies
                 University of Windsor
                 Ontario, Canada