Swamiji- Brahmananda Das remembrances of Srila Prabhupada
By Steven J. Rosen
This book is a long-overdue addition to the early history of ISKCON, and fills in many details that only an insider would know. Brahmananda Das was one of Bhaktivedanta Swami's frist disciples in the temple at 26 Second Avenue in New York, and as ISKCON's first president, was involved in almost all activities that Bhaktivedanta Swami set in motion: dancing and chanting in city parks, producing the first editions of Back to Godhead magazines, arranging meetings and talks, overseeing ISKCON's first book publications, and- as one of the few disciples with a salaried job-providing a small but steady flow of cash for the operation of the temple.
In this book Swamiji, Steven Rosen has given us a glimpse into Brahmananda's intimate relationship with Bhaktivedanta Swami.
-Thomas J. Hopkins, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Softbound, 188 pages