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Nitya" A Tale of Two Brothers

Frontcover of Nitya: A Tale of Two Brothers

Nitya: A Tale of Two Brothers by Mahesh Kishore

Cost – USD $35.50 + Shipping & Handling (for international orders ONLY. Ranging between $16.00 – $24.50 per book) 

Nitya: A Tale of Two Bothers by Mahesh Kishore is a fascinating new study of the relationship between Krishnamurti and his brother, Nitya, and the extraordinary lives they lived before Nitya died in 1925.

For twenty-three years only two or perhaps three copies of the manuscript of this new book existed. For the most part, it was unread and unappreciated. In the meantime, Mahesh Kishore died, so there was no one to bring this fine work to the public, until now.

While much of the material in Nitya: A Tale of Two Brothers can be found in disparate biographies of Krishnamurti, there is also much material that has never been presented before; and nowhere else is all the material collected. More important than collecting this information (valuable in its own right) is Mahesh’s stringing together of these pieces to create a new picture of two astonishingly young lives with extraordinary destinies.

This remarkable book, which Mahesh took ten years to research and write, shines a new light on the remarkable lives of Krishnamurti and his brother. It is a story unlike any other.

Paperback: 363 pages

Language: English

ISBN:- 978-1-7321223-4-5

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .75 inches

Shipping weight: 1lb 6 ounces


In the Presence of KRISHNAMURTI: Mary’s Unfinished Book

Written by Mary Zimbalist;  Edited by Scott H. Forbes.

Cost: USD $39.95 + Shipping & Handling (for international orders ONLY. Ranging between $24.95 – $34.95 per book) 

Mary Zimbalist was Jiddu Krishnamurti’s assistant, traveling companion, hostess, and the person closest to him since his brother died in 1925. Krishnamurti asked her to write about what it was like to be with him. From Krishnamurti’s death in 1986 until her own in 2008, she worked diligently and continuously at doing this, using her extraordinary daily dairies as her source. She never finished her book, but this beautifully written testimonial to a remarkable man conveys a sense of him and their relationship that is unequaled. It is unfinished, but it is not incomplete.  

Paperback: 594 pages

Language: English

ISBN–13: 978-1-7321223-2-1

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.25 inches

Shipping weight: 2 lbs 3 ounces

Photographs: 35 color, 1 black and white

Link to preface.

Krishnamurti Preparing to Leave

Written by Scott H. Forbes

Cost – USD $29.95 ++ Shipping & Handling (for international orders ONLY. Ranging between $16.00 – $23.50 per book) 

The author spent six to eight hours a day with Krishnamurti from the end of May 1985 until Krishnamurti’s death in February 1986. This was a time of such seismic changes in the Krishnamurti organizations in America, England, Switzerland, and India, that the author, who was thirty-seven years old at the time, kept detailed notes. At the request of Krishnamurti’s official biographer, Mary Lutyens, the author assembled his notes and lent them to her for the final volume of her biography of Krishnamurti. She encouraged the author to publish his assemblage, and advised him “not to change a word.” Thirty-one years later, the author set out to do that. However, over the intervening decades, the author found he had additional things to write regarding this extraordinary time in his life, and he does so with footnotes and appendices to preserve the original material. Consequently, this book uniquely shows the last nine months of Krishnamurti’s life through the eyes of Scott H. Forbes at both thirty-seven and sixty-eight years of age.

Paperback: 304 pages

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-7321223-1-4

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .75 inches

Shipping weight: 1lb 3 ounces

Photographs: 28 black and white

Link to preface.