What to do if you see editorial errors in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books
Although the BBT strives to make its books as “clean" as possible, alert readers continue to find genuine editorial errors in BBT books. In particular, BBT translators, who minutely scrutinize the English books, often uncover mistakes.
In the word meanings for Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.14.28 (on line 4) we find: “upagūḍhaḥ—being deeply embarrassed.”
But in the purport (5 lines up) we read: “The word bhuja-latā-upagūḍha, meaning ‘embraced by beautiful arms which are compared to creepers,’ . . . ”
What happened? It’s a clear and simple error: “embarrassed” should be “embraced.”
The Eleventh Chapter of Teachings of Lord Caitanya mentions “the Sind province in Siberia.”
Here, once again, a transcriber misheard a word. “Siberia” should be “Sauvira.”
The main BBT English editor, Draviḍa Dāsa, keeps a file of such reported errors, book by book. When books are reprinted, he sees to it that confirmed errors are corrected.
On the PAMHO e-mail system, a conference called “(BBT) Errors (in) English Books” provides a place where readers can report suspected errors. To report a suspected error, please write to that conference. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can report your error by mail or fax:
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Your report will receive diligent editorial attention.