At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Prabhupada was asked by his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, to broadcast Vedic knowledge in English. In the years that followed, Srila Prabhupada wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad-gita, assisted the Gaudiya Matha in its work and, in 1944, started Back to Godhead, an English fortnightly magazine.
This is a condensation of the six-volume Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta, the authorized biography of Srila Prabhupada, in an easy-to-read one-volume format. Of the Lilamrta, Stillson Judah, late Professor Emeritus at the Graduate Theological Union/Pacific School of Religion, wrote: “This work is an eloquent tribute to the memory of a man who played a central role in American religious history during the counter-cultural ’60s and ’70s. It will provide a mine of information to scholars and to anyone else interested in the movement Prabhupada brought to America from India.”