Book of Se­crets

Pen­guin In­dia’s de­ci­sion to pull out and pulp Chicago In­dol­o­gist Wendy Doniger’s The Hin­dus: An Al­ter­na­tive His­tory has let us in on some dirty se­crets that lurk un­der the cover

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1 2014 (on­go­ing) SA­HARA: THE UN­TOLD STORY Au­thor Ta­mal Bandyopadhyay Pub­lisher Jaico Pub­lish­ing House On The Sa­hara group and its fights with SEBI and RBI. Case Sa­hara Group got a stay on its pub­li­ca­tion from Cal­cutta High Court. 2 2014 THE DE­SCENT OFAIR IN­DIA Au­thor Ji­ten­der Bhar­gava Pub­lisher Blooms­bury In­dia On Down­fall of Air In­dia. Case Pub­lisher with­drew the book af­ter Union min­is­ter Praful Pa­tel slapped a defama­tion no­tice. 3 2011 THE BEAU­TI­FUL AND THE DAMNED Au­thor Sid­dharth Deb Pub­lisher Pen­guin On “New In­dia” told through the lives of five In­di­ans. Case The In­dian ver­sion came out with­out an en­tire chap­ter on Arindam Chaud­huri, di­rec­tor of IIPM, which filed a defama­tion suit. 4 2009-10 THE RED SARI (orig­i­nal Span­ish, El Sari Rojo) Au­thor Javier Moro Pub­lisher Seix Bar­ral On Congress Pres­i­dent So­nia Gandhi and the Nehru-Gandhi fam­ily. Case Slapped with defama­tion by the Congress; book de­scribed as con­tain­ing “un­truths”.

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