(right) Srila Prabhupad with Rupanuga das and the other original members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, surrounded by the New Hastinipur devotees and guests. The devotee standing behind Rupanuga das is Brsakapi Prabhu, the temple president. Seated L. to R., Swarup Damodar das Brahmachari and Sadaputa das Adhikary, with Madhava das Brahmachari far right. July, 1976.

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How many Bhagavad-gita As It Is verses were changed in the 1983 revised edition? Over three-fourths of them, 77% or 541 verses were changed out of 700 total. Srila Prabhupada's 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is, published by Macmillan Company, was compared with the BBT revision, first published in 1983. Only the verses were examined. In 21 verses (3%), only the spelling, punctuation or capitalization was changed, and the words were left intact. In 520 verses (74%), words were removed, rearranged, or inserted. In Chapter 17, 93% of the verses were changed. See the table below for the number changed in each chapter. Bhagavad-gita As It Is Verses Changed in the BBT 1983 Revised Edition Chapters 1 - 18: 541 verses out of 700 = 77% changed Number of Verses Changed Per Chapter Ch 1: 35 out of 46 = 76% changed; Ch 2: 49 out of 72 = 68% changed; Ch 3: 33 out of 43 = 77% changed; Ch 4: 23 out of 42 = 55% changed; Ch 5: 19 out of 29 = 66% changed; Ch 6: 43 out of 47 = 91% changed; Ch 7: 22 out of 30 = 73% changed; Ch 8: 21 out of 28 = 75% changed; Ch 9: 24 out of 34 = 71% changed; Ch 10: 36 out of 42 = 86% changed; Ch 11: 50 out of 55 = 91% changed; Ch 12: 16 out of 20 = 80% changed; Ch 13: 24 out of 35 = 69% changed; Ch 14: 24 out of 27 = 89% changed; Ch 15: 15 out of 20 = 75% changed; Ch 16: 20 out of 24 = 83% changed; Ch 17: 26 out of 28 = 93% changed; Ch 18: 61 out of 78 = 78% changed * Rupanuga Das’ late wife (Mary E Corens, M.A., M.Ed.)