Krishna Dharma is "the author of the English editions of Indian epics": the Ramayana: India's Immortal Tale of Adventure, Love, and Wisdom (1998) and the Mahabharata: The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time (1999). He is also a contributor to the press and a regular radio broadcaster.
Krishna Dharma was born as Kenneth Anderson in 1955 in London. In his youth he served as a merchant navy officer. In 1979 he joined ISKCON and started following the chaitanya vaisnavism or sanatan dharma . Since the beginning of the 1980s, he has offered seminars and lectures on the Vedas and associated disciplines. In 1986 he established the first ISKCON temple in Manchester, England, and served there as a temple president until 2001. In 1989 he started in Manchester a "Hare Krishna Food for Life" programme, which has become the largest free food distribution effort in the city. He is married to Cintamani Devi Dasi and has three children, Madhava, Radhika, and Janaki. He lives with his family in Hertfordshire.
In 1999 Krishna Dharma published the first edition of his adaptation of the Mahabharata. British author and journalist James Meek wrote in his review in The Guardian:
With its intense love scenes, jewelled palaces, vast battles, superheroes, magical weapons and warring families, the novelised version resembles a 20th century saga-cum-soap opera, a marriage of Barbara Taylor Bradford and Arthur Hailey.
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Krishna Dharma's works are published by the Torchlight Publications company and by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.
- Krishna Dharma (1999). Mahabharata: The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time. Torchlight Publishing. ISBN 1-887089-17-9. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (2001). Mahabharata: The Condensed Version of the World's Greatest Epic. Torchlight Publishing. ISBN 1-887089-25-X. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (2004). Ramayana: India's Immortal Tale of Adventure, Love, and Wisdom. Torchlight Publishing. ISBN 1-887089-06-3. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (2004). Panchatantra: "five Wise Lessons" : a Vivid Retelling of India's Most Famous Collection of Fables (illustrated ed.). Torchlight Publishing. ISBN 1-887089-45-4. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (2004). Beauty, Power and Grace: The Many Faces Of The Goddess (illustrated ed.). Mandala Publishing. ISBN 1-886069-89-1. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma; Aery, Vipin; Rasamandala Das (2008). "Hinduism:the tradition speaks for itself". In Thakrar, Diviash; Rasamandala Das; Sheikh, Aziz. Caring for Hindu Patients (illustrated, revised ed.). Radcliffe Publishing. pp. 5–23. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (2007). "Spiritual solutions to material problems: ISKCON and the Modern World". In Dwyer, Graham; Cole, Richard J. The Hare Krishna movement: forty years of chant and change (illustrated ed.). I.B. Tauris. pp. 121–133. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (6 February 1999). Let's all just karma down. The Guardian. Search this book on
- Krishna Dharma (29 September 2001). The new war on ignorance. The Guardian. Search this book on
- Dwyer, Graham; Cole, Richard J. (2007), The Hare Krishna Movement: Forty Years of Chant and Change, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 1-84511-407-8
- Bryant, Edwin; Ekstrand, Maria (2004). The Hare Krishna Movement: The Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12256-X. Search this book on
- Rosen, Steven J. (1996). Vaiṣṇavī: women and the worship of Krishna. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. ISBN 81-208-1438-X. Search this book on
- Meek, James (12 August 1999), "Novel slant on spreading the word", The Guardian
- Manson, Louise (19 August 1999). Health: Things to make you go 'Om'. The Independent. Search this book on
- Nair, Mahesh (11 October 1999), "Twice Born: Retelling the Mahabharata, potboiler style", India Today, archived from the original on 26 January 2013 Unknown parameter
- Kirn, Maggie (1 April 2000). Madonna's Holy Grail. W. Search this book on
- Menon, Ramesh (2004). The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-86547-695-0. Search this book on
- Personal site of Krishna Dharma
- UK ISKCON Devotees: Krishna Dharma Dasa
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- Articles on Dandavats.com
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