Srila Prabhupada Books

prabhupada-booksSrila Prabhupada's most significant contribution, however, is his books. Highly respected by scholars for their authority, depth, and clarity, his books are used at colleges and universities around the world. The commentary of the voluminous Srimad Bhagavatam is considered to be his master piece, which makes up to eighteen volumes of books. He is the only acharya in history to have given word to word meaning, translation and purport of the verses of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Srila Prabhupada also commented upon Bhagavad-gita and the Bengali classic, Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, the life story of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Scholars Praise Srila Prabhupada's Books


"I am most impressed with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's scholarly and authoritative edition of Bhagavad-gita. It is a most valuable work for the scholar as well as the layman and is of great utility as a reference book as well as a textbook. I promptly recommend this edition to my students. It is a beautifully done book."
- Dr. Samuel D. Atkins
  Professor of Sanskrit, Princeton University

 "...As a successor in direct line from Caitanya, the author of Bhagavad-gita As It Is is entitled, according to Indian custom, to the majestic title of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The great interest that his reading of the Bhagavad-gita holds for us is that it offers us an authorized interpretation according to the principles of the Caitanya tradition."
- Olivier Lacombe
  Professor of Sanskrit and Indology, Sorbonne University, Paris

Srimad Bhagavatam

"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
  Oxford 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....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

"...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 modern America."
- Dr. Alaka Hejib
  Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University