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Visakha Dasi Wins Book Award

by Dharmasetu das

Posted July 10, 2011

Bhagavad-gita: A Photographic Essay (2010), by Visakha dasi, won the Bronze Medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards for the best spiritual/inspirational title. Considering the competition, this is no small achievement; 2,000 publishers submit books annually, seeking recognition in 72 categories. This year there were 3,907 books entered.

Bhagavad-gita: A Photographic Essay is an artistic presentation of the key philosophical ideas of the Gita: karma, reincarnation, yoga, the nature of the soul and God, liberation and the path of bhakti. The author, a follower of the Gita's teachings since 1971, highlights selected translations and commentary from Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, with the aid of 124 photographic illustrations.

Her talents of writing and photography combine to captivate readers while giving them a clear understanding of the Gita's sublime message. Visakha prabhu has also written numerous articles for Back to Godhead magazine and two books, Our Most Dear Friend (a Bhagavad-gita for children) and Bhagavad-gita, A Photographic Essay, a fully illustrated summary study of the timeless spiritual classic. She recently completed another book, Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita: Lessons from a Life-Changing Move to the Wilderness (Torchlight 2011).

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