|Manohar Shetty / Photo by Lora Tomas|
Standing on the edge of a cliff behind poet Manohar Shetty’s house and watching the sun dip into the cobalt Arabian Sea, it was difficult to believe “there is no intrinsic poetry in external beauty,” as the poet wrote in his autobiographical essay ‘Drifting on a High Tide’.
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”.
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Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)