27 October, 2020

Bibliofile

Aleph has a new book by Wendy Doniger out this summer: The Bedtrick: Tales of Sex and Masquerade.

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Bed Of Thorns

The controversy over Wendy Don­iger’s On Hind­u­ism published by Aleph Book Company, continues. Penguin India withdrew her earlier book Hinduism: An Alte­rnative History and pulped the remaining copies, as Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, an outfit headed by Dinanath Batra, took them to court, saying the book hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus and demeaning its followers. The same group had then taken on Aleph and had demanded a written commitment to take Doniger’s On Hinduism off the...

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