Syama-rasika dasa: Production management, layout, cover design, visual content management, visual content editing, print management, infrastructural support, overall coordination with unflinching conviction that if we intelligently work hard to fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s desires and instructions, Lord Krsna will provide everything and everyone required to do so successfully.
Vidvan Gauranga dasa: Translation, inline notes, footnotes, Sanskrit-English equivalents, revision of Sanskrit-English equivalents and translation, editing, second proofreading, visual content management, administrative supervision, responsibility for any residual error whatsoever.
They are indebted to
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja for inspiration and instructions to publish appropriately annotated translations of the scriptures and the writings of the previous acaryas relevant to the needs of the Krsna consciousness movement,
His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaja for encouraging us to endeavor to produce an edition of the Ramayana that would please Srila Prabhupada,
His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu for instructing us to assemble an explanation relevant to ISKCON’s needs,
His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaja for reviewing a sample of the translation of the Canto Summary and the Commentary, and then giving us a strong green signal to go ahead with the detailed textual components of this edition.
Without their permission and blessings, we would not even have dared to embark on this venture, as spiritually unqualified as we are. But by the mercy of Hari, Guru and Vaisnavas, it is indeed possible to fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s desires and instructions.
Special thanks to
Acintya Caitanya dasa and Radhika-jivana dasa for pointing out the importance of rendering Sri Govindaraja’s commentary into English to help us understand the great Ramayana the way it has been perpetually understood by the Vaisnava disciplic successions.
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International for permitting us to quote from Srila Prabhupada's books.