Comprehensive Bibliography ISKCON

Comprehensive Bibliography

The material in the bibliography included with this collection comes from a variety of sources. Much of it came from various databases accessible through Florida Gulf Coast University's computer system. I made notes of the databases I consulted, but in my rush to collect the bibliographic material, I'm afraid that I may not have always taken down complete information on the databases (and sometimes I have trouble reading my own handwriting!). Therefore, there may be errors in the listing that follows. Some of the bibliographic entries are incomplete. I put a premium on quantity, rather than accuracy, for to my knowledge, a comprehensive bibliography on ISKCON does not exist. I hope that somebody will volunteer to "clean up" and expand this bibliography.

I first list the sources I consulted. Then I list selected links to provide guidance to those who wish to explore the many Internet resources on ISKCON. Thirdly, I list the content list of ISKCON Communications Journal, which ICJ Editor, Lyall Ward, sent to me. Lastly, I list the 418 articles, chapters, and books gleaned from my search.

I hope this bibliography is useful to those of you interested in studying ISKCON in depth.

Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

Executive Director, AFF

Editor, Cults and Society

Sources Consulted

  • AFF Files

  • American Psychological Association: PsychInfo

  • Article First

  • ATLA Religion

  • Arts & Humanities

  • Cult Observer

  • Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health

  • Data Times (index of regional newspapers)

  • Education Abstracts

  • Fast Search (statistics)

  • GPO (U.S. government Publication)

  • Humanities Abstracts

  • ISKCON Journal

  • MdxHealth Digests

  • MLA Bibliography

  • NET First (NET Resources)

  • Newspaper Abstracts

  • New York Times Daily and Sunday Edition

  • PAIS International

  • Psych First

  • Reader's Guide Abstracts

  • Reference lists of various books and periodicals

  • Sociological Abstracts, Abridged Edition

  • Social Science Abstracts

  • World Catalog

Selected ISKCON-Related Web Sites

Other Krishna Links

ISKCON Communications Journal: Contents of Past Issues

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1993


Saunaka Rsi Dasa

Food For Life: In Theory and Practice

Krsna Dharma Dasa

The Inner Life of the Preacher (Part One)

Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

Developing the Schools Programme

Rasamandala Dasa


Krsna Ksetra Dasa and Vineet Narain

Building an All-Attractive ISKCON

Pranada Devi Dasi

Religion and Religions

Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Contemporary Theological Trends in the Hare Krishna Movement: A Theology of Religions

Dr Kim Knott

Religious Freedom and the Psychology of Fear: The Hare Krishnas on Trial

Prof. Larry Shinn

A Media Case Study: ISKCON Slovenia

Anuttama Dasa

Comments: Mukunda Goswami and Anuttama Dasa on “Waco” and ISKCON

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 1, No. 2, July 1993

Spiritual Solutions to Material Problems

Mukunda Goswami and Krsna Dharma Dasa

The Inner Life of a Preacher (Part Two)

Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

Pupils, Teachers and Preachers

Rasamandala Dasa

The Future of ISKCON

Satyaraja Dasa and E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

Why Are the Richest People Broke?

Sridhar Swami

Fundraising with Food For Life

Priyavrata Dasa

Modern Historical Consciousness

Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Problems in the Interpretation of Vedic Literature

Dr Kim Knott

Religion and Modern Rationalism

Richard Thompson Ph D.

A League of Devotees

Ranchor Dasa

New Religious Movements and Interfaith Dialogue

Dr Gordon Melton

Reputation: A Case Study of ISKCON Latvia Comments

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1994

Congregation in Conflict

by Kripamoya Dasa

Communication Principles for ISKCON in the Nineties

by Anuttama Dasa

ISKCON at the Crossroads?

by Dr. Julius Lipner

The Maturation of the Hare Krishnas in America

by Prof. Larry Shinn

ISKCON Germany : Perspectives on the Past and Lessons for the Future

by Daya Devi Dasi

leaning House and Cleaning Hearts: Reform and Renewal in ISKCON.(Part One)

by Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Teamwork is the Essence of Organisational Effectiveness

by Sefton Davis

Integrating into Local Communities

by Krishna Dharma Dasa

Vaishnava Training and Education

by Akhandadhi Dasa

Case Study:The Success of the Hungarian Communications TeamComments: Reports, comment and advice from our conferences on COM, the ISKCON electronic-mailing system.

Book Reviews

Hindu Ethics

Harold G. Coward

Christian Theology and Interfaith Dialogue

Maurice Wiles

A Global Ethic: The Declaration of the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Edited by Hans Kung and Karl Josef Kuschel

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 2, No. 2, December 1994

Searching for the Dearest Friend

Ranchor Dasa

Isolation in Krishna Consciousness

Hrdayananda Dasa Goswami

The Mass Media and New Religious Movements

Prof. James Beckford

Cleaning House and Cleaning Hearts:

Reform and Renewal in ISKCON (Part Two)

Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Puranic Time and the Archaeological Record

Drutakarma Dasa

Delegation: The Key to Effective Management

Sefton Davies

The Western Educationalists' Perspective on the Vedic Tradition

Rasamandala Dasa

Towards Varnashrama Dharma:A Constitution for ISKCON

Krishna Dharma Dasa


Three Responses to ISKCON at the Crossroads

by Dr. Lipner, Vol. 2, No. 1 Sefton Davies


Persecution of ISKCON in Armenia

Paper prepared by ICE

The Position of the Guru in ISKCON

Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Book Reviews

Hindus: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Julius Lipner

Vaishnavism:Contemporary Scholars discuss the Gaudiya Tradition

Ed. Steven Rosen

Public Relations Writing: an Issue-driven Behavioral Approach

Tucker, Derelian & Rouner

Forbidden Archaeology: the Hidden History of the Human Race

Michael Cremo & Richard Thompson

ISKCON Communications Journal: Contents of Past Issues

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1995


Shaunaka Rishi Dasa

The First Indologists

Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

Traditions of Spiritual Discernment as relevant to New Religious Movements in Europe

Michael–Paul Gallagher S.J.

Leadership: The Supreme Management Skill

Sefton Davies

Congregational Development in ISKCON

Kripamoya Dasa

Modern Historical Consciousness: Its Cause and Cure

Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Observations on ISKCON's Communication

Br. Aelred/Chatainya Dasa

State and Society in Ancient India

Hrydayananda Dasa Goswami


Anuttama Dasa responds to Dr. James Beckford

Krpamoya Dasa responds to Sefton Davies and Ravindra Svarupa Dasa


Update on ISKCON in Armenia, by I.C.E.

Recent Statements about ISKCON, By Dr. Kim Knott, INFORM


Book Reviews

Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers.

by Susan Palmer

The Challenge of Reincarnation.

edited by Massimo Introvigne

Pilgrimage of Hope.

by Marcus Braybrooke

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 3, No. 2, December 1995

Hinduism, Vaisnavism, and ISKCON: Authentic Traditions or Scholarly Constructions

Gavin Flood

The View From Outside: Reflections on the Management of ISKCON

Sefton Davies

Doubt and Certainty in Krishna Consciousness

Suhotra Swami

The Debate about Women in the Hare Krishna Movement

Kim Knott

Christian and Jewish Responses to ISKCON: Dialogue or Diatribe?

John A. Saliba S.J.

NRM is a Four-letter Word: The Language of Oppression

Mukunda Goswami

Understanding ISKCON

Charles Brooks

An Analysis of ISKCON Membership in the United Kingdom: Moving into Phase Three

Rasamandala Dasa


Malory Nye responds to Rasamandala Dasa


Discussion of Srila Prabhupada's translations and commentries in the Hungarian journal Life and Literature.

Book Reviews

Justice, Courtesy and Love

by Kenneth Cracknell

The Lost Art of Church Fund Raising

by Ashley Hale

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1994

Hare Krishna and Sanatan Dharma in Britain: The Campaign for Bhaktivedanta Manor

Malory Nye

The Education of Human Emotions: Srila Prabhupada as Spiritual Educator

Klaus K. Klostermaier

Devotees and their Parents

Dhyana-kunda Devi Dasi

The Four Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Future of Religion

Kenneth Cracknell

Hinduism in Interreligious Dialogue

Daniel Acharuparambil OCD

The Sampradaya of Sri Chaitanya

Steven Rosen & William Deadwyler

On Making a Simple Problem Insoluble

Sefton Davies


Conference Report on Vaishnava–Christian Conference, Wales.

Christian Conference paper, by Keith Ward

Vaishnava Conference paper, by Ravindra Svarupa das


Lydia Gazziano responds to Suhotra Swami

Timothy Miller responds to Mukunda Goswami

Book Review

Six Myths of Our Time

by Marina Warner

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 4, No. 2, December 1996

Dialogue with ISKCON

John A. Saliba S.J.

Reflections on Spiritual Leadership: The Legacy of Srila Prabhupada

Larry D. Shinn

"Vedic" in the Terminology of Prabhupada and his Followers

Rahul Peter Das

Has ISKCON Anything to Offer Christianity Theologically?

Kenneth Rose

Charisma and Religious Innovation: Prabhupada and the Founding of ISKCON

Charles Selengut

The Hare Krishna Movement: An Illustration of The Interaction Between NRM, Traditional Religion and Social institutions

Arvind Sharma

Conference Reports

Vaishnava-Christian Conference Report: The Soul and its Destiny

Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

The Soul and its Destiny: Christian Perspectives,

Klaus Klostermaier

The Soul and its Destiny: Vaishnava Perspectives,

Tamal Krishna Goswami


A Response to Devotees and Their Parents

by Dhyana-kunda Devi Dasi, Vol. 4, No. 1

Sefton Davies

A Response to Hinduism in interreligious Dialogue

by Rev. Daniel Acharuparambil, Vol. 4, No. 1

Book Review

Entering the Life of Prayer

Martin Palmer

Vol. 5, No. 1

June 1997


Education and ISKCON: Some Reflections from an Interested Observer

Sefton Davies

The Perils of Succession: Heresies of Authority and Continuity In the Hare Krishna Movement

Tamal Krishna Goswami

Does the Chaitanya Vaishnava Movement Reinforce or Resist Hindu Communal Politics?

Joseph T. O'Connell

Insider and Outsider Perceptions of Prabhupada

Kim Knott

The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics

Chanda Chatterjee

Krishna and Culture: Cultural Exclusivity and the Debate Over 'Mind Control'

Thomas Robbins

Book Reviews

The Jesuit Tradition in Education and Missions

ed. Christopher Chapple

A Poor Man Reads the Bhagavatam

Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

Betrayal of the Spirit

Nori J. Muster

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 5 No. 2, December 1997

ISKCON and Hindus in Britain:

Some Thoughts on a Developing Relationship

Malory Nye

Towards Principles and Values:

An Analysis of Education Philosophy and Practice within ISKCON

Rasamandala Dasa

Religious Liberty in Western Europe

Massimo Introvigne

ISKCON from the Perspective of Diacritical Theology

Edmund Weber

Family Formation, Culture and Change in the Hare Krishna Movement

E. Burke Rochford


A Response to The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics

by Chanda Chatterjee, Vol. 5, No. 1

Krishna Dharma Dasa

Book Reviews

I Have My Doubts:

How to Become a Christian Without Being a Fundamentalist

H.M. Kuitert

Jesus and the Other Names

Paul F. Knitter

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 6, No. 1, June 1998

Questioning the Aryan Invasion Theory

and Revising Ancient Indian History

Klaus Klostermaier

Spiritual Television: Is the World Ready for a True Spiritual Network?

Yogesvara Dasa

Participation, Protection and Patriarchy: An International Model for the Role of Women in ISKCON

Radha Devi Dasi

Child Abuse in the Hare Krishna Movement: 1971-1986

E. Burke Rochford, Jr. with Jennifer Heinlein

ISKCON's Response to Child Abuse: 1990-1998

Bharata Shrestha Dasa


A response to Religious Liberty in Western Europe

by Massimo Introvigne, Vol. 5, No. 2

Judith Coney

Responses to Towards Principles and Values: An Analysis of Education Philosophy and Practice within ISKCON

by Rasamandala Dasa, Vol. 5, No. 2

Denise Cush

Colin Johnson

Susan Horsfall

Conference Reports

The Everlasting Soul: A Vaishnava-Christian Conference

Judson Trapnell

Religion, Community and Conflict

Maurice Ryan

Book Reviews

Vaishnavi: Women and the Worship of Krishna

ed. Steven J. Rosen

An Introduction to Hinduism

Gavin Flood

Ramayana: A Journey

Ranchor Prime

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 6, No. 2, December 1998


Why Should ISKCON Study its own History?

Thomas J. Hopkins

Fundamental Human Rights in ISKCON

Radha Devi Dasi

Respect for Individuality

Urmila Devi Dasi

What was Srila Prabhupada's Position: The Hare Krsna Movement and Hinduism

Jan Brzezinski

Spiritual Need, Pain and Care: Recognition and Response in ISKCON

Hari-dhama Dasa


Responses to

Child Abuse in the Hare Krsna Movement: 1971-1986

by E. Burke Rochford, Jr. with Jennifer Heinlein, Vol. 6, No. 1

and ISKCON's Response to Child Abuse: 1990-1998

by Bharata Srestha Dasa, Vol 6, No. 1

Dhira Govinda Dasa

E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

Nicholas Coote

A response to Questioning the Aryan Invasion Theory and Revising Ancient Indian History

by Klaus K. Klostermaier, Vol. 6, No. 1

Edwin Bryant

A response to Spiritual Television: Is the World Ready for a True Spiritual Network?

by Yogesvara Dasa, Vol. 6, No. 1

Dr Edward L. Palmer

Conference Reports

Women's Conferences: Belgium, 28-29 June 1998 and USA, 25-30 September 1998

Radha Devi Dasi

Book Reviews

The Bhaktivedanta Purports: Perfect Explanation of the Bhagavad-gita

Sivarama Swami


Krsna Dharma Dasa

Hindu Wisdom For All God's Children

Francis X. Clooney

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Kim Knott

A Short Introduction To Hinduism

Klaus K. Klostermaier

ISKCON Communications Journal

Vol. 7, No. 1, June 1999


ISKCON in Relation to People of Faith in God

Saunaka Rsi Dasa

Prabhupada Centennial Survey: A Summary of the Final Report

E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

Thirty Years of ISKCON in Germany: Integration and Reform

Arcana Dasi

ISKCON and Varnasrama-Dharma: A Mission Unfulfilled

Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

For Whom Does Hinduism Speak

Hrdayananda Dasa Goswami

Reform in Tradition: Bhaktivinoda's Apologetic for the Bhagavata-Purana

Krsna Ksetra Dasa


An addendum to Why Should ISKCON Study Its Own History?

Tom Hopkins, Vol. 6, No. 2


A response to Why Should ISKCON Study Its Own History?

by Thomas J. Hopkins, Vol. 6. No. 2

Hrdayananda Dasa Goswami

A response to Spiritual Need, Pain and Care: Recognition and Response in ISKCON

by Hari-dhama Dasa, Vol. 6, No. 2

Gopasvami Dasa

Conference Reports

30 Years of ISKCON in Germany: Vaisnava Academy Conference, Cologne, 29 January 1999

Reinhart Hummel

Book Reviews

A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Klaus Klostermaier

The Alchemical Body

David Gordon White

Themes and Issues in Hinduism

Edited by Paul Bowen

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas

David Kinsley

Hinduism for our Times

Arvind Sharma

A Hare Krishna at Southern Methodist University

Tamala Krsna Goswami

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