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720526 - Letter to Niranjana written from Los Angeles

Letter to Niranjan

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Date:    May 26, 1972
Camp:  Los Angeles, ISKCON

My Dear Niranjan,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 18th, 1972, and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding Hindi literatures, I am very much encouraged that yourself along with Ramananda and Ksirodaksayee Prabhus are anxious to do some solid work. You form a committee. along with Guru das, Giriraj and Bhavananda and altogether you work co-operatively both to publish and to distribute our Hindi literatures very widely throughout India. The committee. must be also organized for distributing the books and magazines, otherwise what is the use of publishing? First make certain that our distribution is very nice organised. So after your exams you may plunge into this task whole-heartedly and try to enlist the help of all the others and make the project come out very successfully. Form the committee. and whatever is needed, you do it. It doesn't matter if the Hindi translation is perfectly the same length as the English original, translate any issue of BTG or any book and send the manuscript after composing to Japan for printing, that is the best plan. For our English BTG's they have got the original photographs and negatives in Japan, so if you translate some issue of English BTG you can send there for printing and the cost will be cheaper because they have already got the photos, etc. In Benares there are many presses and they supply very cheaply. So you take quotations from Benares and find out the lowest quotation for soft binding, first-class paper, and printing in the size of our present Bhagavatam booklets, Easy Journey To Other Planets, like that. In Delhi and Mathura also there is very good facility for Hindi printing. So in this way cooperate with the others to find out either some printer there in India who will print our books in good quality and also very cheaply, or translate and compose the work there and send to Japan. Either way the work must go on and increasingly our literatures should be profusely distributed in India.

Kindly report to me your progress in this respect after your examinations are finished. Meanwhile I hope this will find you in very good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Niranjan dasa Brahmacari
174 Morvi Hostel, B.H.U., Varanasi-5, INDIA