60 Years of Back to Godhead Magazine, PDF Download
Originally published by Back to Godhead Magazine. Digitized and indexed by Bhaktivedanta Archives.
It's not possible to own every issue of Back to Godhead magazine printed from 1944 to 2004. And even if you did, it would be hard to store, read, reference, and search through them all.
But now you can have the next best thing. This download is the full contents of the original dual-sided DVD-ROM, and has all 60 years of BTG issues digitally, which means they're easily readable and searchable from your computer. Since all of the issues are PDFs, they are compatible with almost any computer (check requirements below for details).
- Includes every issue from 1944 to 2004
- View over 14,000 pages from 342 issues as Adobe PDF files
- Index of magazine covers
- Index of over 3,000 articles
- Index of authors
- Search by word and word-strings
- PC and Mac compatible
- Web browser required (most popular browsers will work: Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Safari, Chrome, etc).
The user interface for this collection that enables the search and index features, uses a web browser along with locally stored HTML pages and files in a nested directory structure. This works fine on most computers and laptops. However, if you're using an iPad or similar device, you may not be able to copy folder structures onto your device in a manner that will still allow you to use a web browser to access the contents, and thus make use of the search and index functions. If you're tech savvy, however, you would still be able to copy the PDF files and view them on your device.
Compatibility: Works on most laptops and computers. Not recommended for iPad or similar devices that do not allow you to store and view custom files and folders. Limited compatibility (not tested) with other smart computing devices and tablets.
This download requires approximately 7 gigabytes of storage space on your device. There are 20 .zip files, and one READ-ME text file. Please open the READ-ME.txt file first once you have downloaded all of these files. Because of the size of this download, you will have 60 day to download all of the zip files (instead of the standard 30 days).
read-me.txt - 2.14 kb
side-one-covers.zip - 57.7 MB
side-one-html.zip - 14.68 MB
side-one-misc.zip - 37.64 MB
side-one-issues1.zip - 474.12 MB
side-one-issues2.zip - 485.6 MB
side-one-issues3.zip - 507.85 MB
side-one-issues4.zip - 497.55 MB
side-one-issues5.zip - 503.46 MB
side-one-issues6.zip - 504.24 MB
side-one-issues7.zip - 508.8 MB
side-one-issues8.zip - 503.43 MB
side-one-issues9.zip - 230.1 MB
side-two-covers.zip - 57.7 MB
side-two-html.zip - 14.68 MB
side-two-misc.zip - 37.64 MB
side-two-issues1.zip - 484.62 MB
side-two-issues2.zip - 471.56 MB
side-two-issues3.zip - 484.09 MB
side-two-issues4.zip - 458.71 MB
side-two-issues5.zip - 369.54 MB
Back To Godhead Magazine
Posted by Unknown on 7th Feb 2017
Excellent source to reflect on the transition of the movement over 60 years.
Works on Kindle too!
Posted by Bhakta Dale on 12th Sep 2016
An amazing collection from the very first issue of BTG. With a little effort I was able to download to my laptop, then move over to my Kindle. Now I have Srila Prabhupadas' teachings and wisdom at my fingertips, wherever I may go. Jaya Prabhupada!