Friday, August 21, 2009

Its not first time a book is banned in India!

The seculars are raising a huge stink on Gujarat banning Jawant Singhs controversial book Jinnah — India, Partition, Independence. They see it as another instance of stifling independent views in Gujarat

However , what they forget is in 2006, The Da Vinci Code, which was not even banned in in Christian majority was either banned or suspended in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Punjab. None of them were ruled by BJP

Similarly congress government also banned James Laine's Shivaji: Hindu King in Muslim India fopr remarks that were deemed derogatory to the Maratha hero.

Also, Books which showed congress leaders and Nehru Family in bad light were also banned at different point of times.  The list includes Who Killed Gandhi by Lourenco De Sadvandor Banned: Dec 29, 1979  with the most famous ones being Nine Hours to Rama Banned: Sept 1, 1962, a fictionalised account of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination by Stanley Wolpert & Nehru, A Political Biography by Michael Edwards. Banned: Dec 13, 1975


rafi said...

I wish Jaswant singh before publishing his book had read "Hidden Facts Behind British India’s Freedom: A Scholarly Look into Allama Mashraqi and Quaid-e-Azam’s Political Conflict" by Nasim Yousaf (scholar and author). Those interested in South Asian politics should also read the Paper presented by the said scholar at the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) at Cornell University held on October 09-10, 2009.
The title of the paper is:"Pakistan and India: The Case for Unification". It is available at the below mentioned web site:

Panchajanya said...

Thanks for the link for "Pakistan and India: The Case for Unification" I have been searching for this. Appreciate it