Book Ban

  • Banning books is a sin: Chetan Bhagat January 29, 2012

    Kolkata: Opining that banning books is a sin, popular novelist Chetan Bhagat on Saturday said that the people should appreciate the diversity of opinion in our society. "Different people have different views. We must appreciate that. Nothing is absolute in this world," Bhagat said at the Kolkata Literary Meet. While talking...
  • Book on Gandhi stirs up a controversy March 31, 2011

    The book, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India', by Joseph Lelyveld has found itself in a pool of controversy with state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra banning it while the author himself is defending his book, saying that he never called the Mahatma a racist and a...
  • HC lifts ban, Jaswant book can now be sold in Gujarat September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The Gujrat High Court on Friday lifted the ban on Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah. Incidentally when the news broke, the expelled BJP leader was in the CNNIBN office and seemed relieved to get the good news. Friday's judgment means Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah India, Partition, Independence...
  • Guj to issue new notice banning Jaswant's book September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court will on Wednesday decide on whether the state government's move to ban Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah: IndiaPartition, Independence is legal or not. On the other hand the government is seeking time to issue a fresh notification, suggesting that the original notification may not stand legal...