About Us


The FAR EAST • MIDDLE EAST division of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes Srila Prabhupada’s books and other BBT titles in fourteen languages of the Pacific Rim and Middle East for distribution in those regions of the world.

As a new Western outreach initiative, BBT FEME is also developing titles specifically for distribution in the Western world to foreign language speakers living within large foreign residential communities, as well as to the many foreign students studying in Western colleges and universities.

The following quotes explain the motivations behind this exciting new venture and Sankirtan opportunity:

“Whether meeting people in the foreign residential areas of North American cities, or foreign students on university campuses, or foreign tourists at major tourist spots, whenever I have the appropriate BBT foreign language books in hand I always sell out very quickly.

People are surprised and delighted that we’ve taken the trouble to translate the books into their mother language and greet the books as they would an old friend. This makes for a unique opportunity every time and makes the books very easy to distribute. This seems to be a universal experience wherever on earth you approach foreigners living, studying or visiting outside of their home country.

All book distributors who have this blissful experience will, like me, want to make it a daily one. I very much want to help show everyone just how easy this really is. . . I most highly recommend that these foreign language books be stocked in every temple as soon as possible, if not immediately.”– H.G. Vaisesika Prabhu

“By printing these books of our Krishna conscious philosophy in so many different languages we can actually inject our movement into the masses of persons.”– Srila Prabhupada letter to Hridayananda Maharaja, December 21st, 1974
“This is my request. Print as many books in as many languages. . .”– Srila Prabhupada lecture, Los Angeles; June 20th, 1975
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