Muhammad Faheem’s family is clearly suffering, and not just because of the obvious financial constraints. Too poor to even buy detergent regularly, they insist that we have chai with them in their sparse living room. Guests and visitors sit on the ground, as does the rest of the family.
|Art: Sworup Nhasiju|
Image: Penguin India
Penguin India withdraws The Hindus
On 11 February 2014, Penguin India decided to recall and destroy all remaining copies of Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History. The decision was part of an agreement between them and Shiksha Bachao Andolan, a Hindu campaign group that filed a case against the publishers in 2010, arguing that the book was insulting to Hindus and contained “heresies”.
From our archive:
Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)