Yamuna Devi, A Life of Unalloyed Devotion by Dinatarini Devi
A new two-volume work will give readers an in-depth, personal look at the journey of one of the most beloved devotees in ISKCON Yamuna Devi, an ISKCON pioneer and one of the first disciples of Srila Prabhupada.
Yamuna passed away on December 20th 2011 at 69, and Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion is itself a loving offering of devotion from some of the many devotees who were deeply impacted by her.
This is evident in the high quality of the glossy-paged hardback set and its design by Raghu Consbruck, which conveys Yamunaȳ personal style and artistic sense. The lettering of her name on the covers, for example, is lifted from her own calligraphied poem to Lord Krishna; while the back covers of the books feature her stained-glass style artwork.
Although many on the large team behind the book, such as researcher Kartamasa Das, delivered it as a heartfelt service to Yamuna, no one is the book more personal to than author Dinatarini Devi, Yamunaȳ companion in devotional life for 37 years.
The two volumesPreparing an Offering of Love, which focuses on Yamunaȳ earlier life; and Offering the Gift of Bhakti to Others, which covers her later yearsbring more insight and depth into the stories that made Yamuna famous.
Two volume set, 1045 pg total, hardback with dust cover and ribbon markers, glossy full color pages with photos and calligraphy throughout.