The Hindus: An Alternative History Penguin to destroy all copies
As India is limited democracy, one more book has fallen
All copies of American scholar Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus: An Alternative History", published by Penguin, will be recalled within six months and destroyed as part of a settlement with a group that called the 2009 book "insulting to Hindus."
Penguin India reportedly agreed to pulp all remaining copies of the book in a pact signed in a Delhi court with the organization which filed a case against Penguin
Penguin is very rich publisher house, it should have fought the case, but it gave in
This if you support the Freedom of Speech then you should think before buying the books published by Penguin
Penguin needs to explain why it did not fought the case and did not tried to protect the freedom of speech
The 800-page book, which was priced at over Rs. 700, is already out of stock in popular online shops but downloadable copies are available
Always buy the books of a company which fights for the freedom of the speech of author as well as readers
Read the agreement between Penguin and organization
According to the settlement, Penguin will recall and withdraw all copies of the book "with immediate effect". Further, it says that "all the recalled/withdrawn/unsold copies of [the book] shall be pulped" by the publisher. This task is to be executed within six months.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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