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
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”.