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Penguin to destroy Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’ – Kim Arora


Bharata Bharati

The Hindus: An Alternative History

Prof Wendy DonigerNEW DELHI: Copies of American scholar Wendy Doniger‘s The Hindus: An Alternative History will be withdrawn and pulped in India, thanks to a legal wrangle that publisher Penguin found itself in.

A copy of a settlement agreement between Penguin and an organisation called Shiksha Bachao Andolan that found the book insulting to Hindus, leaked on the document-sharing website Scribd.com. This was following a three-year-old civil lawsuit in the Saket District Court in New Delhi.

Soon after the news broke, torrent links to pirated e-copies of the book began to be shared online. Many on Twitter shared links to torrent websites where the book could be downloaded, or offered to share the PDFs or Epub version of the book themselves.

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 Further, it says that “all the recalled/withdrawn/unsold copies of [the book]…

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