Publications

Krishnamurti's legacy is a vast corpus of his works consisting of talks, dialogues and writings spread over a span of sixty years.

In his long speaking career spanning six decades, Krishnamurti visited distant corners of the world giving thought-provoking talks to the public, holding discussions with great scientists and intellectuals of the West, and scholars and religious heads of the East. These were recorded initially as verbatim reports, and in later years on audio and video tapes. Books have been the means by which most people have come to know of Krishnamurti's teachings.

The Publications Section (KFI) brings out books including public talks, question-and-answer sessions, writings, letters and notebooks, anthologies and biographies. A Bulletin in English, published thrice a year, is mailed to subscribers and institutions. It offers unpublished materials of Krishnamurti and keeps subscribers informed of the activities of the Foundation.

The Foundation's Translation Cells invite scholars to translate the English books into Indian languages. Today, translations exist in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Kannada,Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi. The Study Centre at Varanasi brings out Parisamvad, a quarterly bulletin in Hindi. Newsletters are published in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Odia, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati. 
Audio and Video Recordings of Krishnamurti's public talks and discussions cover the last two decades of his work. Video documentaries made during and after his lifetime also form part of the collection. Theme-sets based on some of the most enduring questions posed by Krishnamurti, and a large General Title Series covering public talks, question-and-answer sessions, discussions with teachers and students and with scientists and scholars are available for sale. Subtitling and dubbing of the video recordings is being done in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Odia.

A good way to familiarize yourself with Krishnamurti’s works is to start with some of the following books:

Freedom from the Known
The First and Last Freedom
Beyond Violence
Commentaries on Living Vol I, II & III
Krishnamurti on Education
Krishnamurti for Beginners
You Are the World