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"The Hindus: An Alternative History "
a book by Wendy Doniger created controversy and is withdrawn by its Publishes Penguin Books and agreed to shred the unsold copies in India
What is the controversy in it ! Any Idea ?

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Asked by RANGBARSE, 12 Feb 11:17 am
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It is against the hindu community. hence the hindu organisations are against it.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 12 Feb 12:03 pm

 
  
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Alleging inaccuracies and bias in the book. The book has been widely criticized by Hindu community for several factual errors. As part of a settlement to a suit brought before Indian district court, The Hindus was recalled by Penguin India. Doniger's statement in response to the decision said, in part:

They [Penguin India] were finally defeated by the true villain of this piecethe Indian law that makes it a criminal rather than civil offense to publish a book that offends any Hindu, a law that jeopardizes the physical safety of any publisher, no matter how ludicrous the accusation brought against a book.

While not restricted to just Hindus, Hate speech laws in India forbid anyone from outraging someone's "religious feelings" in order to prevent discord among its many ethnic and religious communities. However, Indian scholars such as Partha Chatterjee, Jeet Thayil, and Namwar Singh inveighed against the decision
Answered by Stone Heart, 12 Feb 11:22 am

 
  
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A book which projects Hindu religion n culture in a poor taste.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 12 Feb 12:13 pm

 
  
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