A comprehensive index

* This is merely a pre-production sample from Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

Indexes are designed to help the reader find information quickly and easily. A complete and truly useful index is not simply a list of the words and phrases used in a publication (which is properly called a concordance), but an organized map of its contents, including cross-references, grouping of like concepts, and other useful intellectual analysis.

Wikipedia

  1. Digitise all the indexes from Srila Prabhupāda’s books.
  2. Semi-automatically link to corresponding pages/verses.
  3. Manually link to paragraphs with optional search phrase.

The Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam indexes have been digitised, but still needs some formatting and linking. This is a rewarding service with long-term benefits. Please get in touch if you would like to help.


Pick up your copy of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, turn to the index at the back of the book and scan through. If you’re not accustomed to using an index, you’ll see it’s quite a convenient way to get a good overview of the book’s contents, in addition to finding what you are looking for. Or perhaps something new sparks your interest? Now, imagine having a unified index of all of Srila Prabhupāda’s books at your fingertips. You’d be able to find anything—and everything—contained therein, in a systematic and concise manner.

In this digital day and age, such an index should be replete with hyperlinks leading straight to the page/verse in question, or better yet, to its corresponding paragraph. No more reading out of context, and no more scanning through immense amounts of content to find exactly what you’re looking for. For example, “Charitygiven in goodness,” would link here.