"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a book by Wendy Doniger created controversy and is withdrawn by its Publishes Penguin Books and agreed to shred the unsold copies in India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 ?
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