Hindu Activism and Academic Censorship in India

  title={Hindu Activism and Academic Censorship in India},
  author={McComas Taylor},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={717 - 725}
  • McComas Taylor
  • Published 2014
  • Art
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
It is rare indeed that ancient Indian history makes the news, but this is precisely what happened in February 2014. From The New York Times to The Guardian, from The Times of India to The Australian, media outlets all around the world reported that Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, had been withdrawn from sale in India. The publisher, Penguin Books India, pulled the 800-page tome from the shelves in response to legal action brought by a conservative Hindu activist… Expand
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