On the evening of February 19th, 2016 Grihe Pratyabartan, the Bengali translation of The Journey Home, was launched in G. D. Birla Auditorium, Kolkata, India.
Addressing a gathering of 700 guests, Radhanath Swami said, “Never have I felt in any book release so humbled, so grateful, and so happy, as I am feeling tonight.
Of all the religions, spiritual and yogic paths that I studied, and of all the teachers that I met – and there were many – in Srila Prabhupada I found the essence of everything I was looking for. And what was that essence? The spiritual culture of Bengal as taught by Sri Chaitanya. The lineage that Prabhupada connected me to, the Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya, is based on the Bengali language, the scriptures that guided the passion of my soul – Chaitanya Charitamrita, Chaitanya Mangal and Chaitanya Bhagavat – are all in the Bengali language.
And today this tiny offering of mine, The Journey Home, its Bengali translation is launched. This is a special moment in my life.”
Former Mayor of the London borough of Harrow, Mrinal Chowdry, director of Adhunik Group Ghanshyam Das Agarwal, managing director of Techno India Group Satyam Roy Chowdry, Director General of Police and Commander General of Police Home Guard of West Bengal State Durga Prasad Tarenia and movie producer Dipankar Jojo Chaki were the special guests present for the occasion.
The event concluded with Radhanath Swami leading an ecstatic kirtan. The audience rose from their seats, raised their arms as they chanted responsively; some even danced in the aisles.