Hindus

  • Another book 'On Hinduism' by Wendy Doniger under attack 01-03-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Another book on Hinduism by American indologist Wendy Doniger has come under attack from the same Delhi-based group, which had compelled the publishers of an earlier work by her to withdraw the title. Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS) on Saturday demanded that the Aleph Book Company stops sales...
  • 'The Hindus' effect? Wendy Doniger's 'On Hinduism' on Kindle eBooks bestsellers list in India 19-02-2014 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Penguin Books India withdrawing all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies has also resulted in a greater interest in Doniger's other works. On Hinduism, a different book by Wendy Doniger is currently the...
  • Ideas 2014: Freedom of expression is like rape in India, says Taslima Nasrin 18-02-2014 11:33 PM

    Author Taslima Masrin has said that freedom of expression is like a rape in India. In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Taslima Nasrin on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. The author said she...
  • Indian secularists are too selective in their protests: Taslima Nasrin 18-02-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: The withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus' has sparked outrage among many, but exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin says Indian secularists are too selective in their protest as they only speak out against Hindu but not against Muslim fundamentalists. The withdrawing of the book has been seen...
  • Ideas 2014: Is India facing a cultural emergency? 17-02-2014 10:56 PM

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Historian Ramachandra Guha and biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. ...
  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan asks Penguin India to pulp his book and revert copyright 15-02-2014 11:13 AM

    Journalist and author Siddharth Varadarajan said he has asked Penguin Books India to pulp his book and revert copyright, days after the publishing house caved in to pressure from various right wing groups and decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from...
  • 'The Hindus' row: Readers ask Penguin India to give up copyright 15-02-2014 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even as Penguin Books India on Friday defended its decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus', a Bangalore advocate, on behalf of readers, has issued a legal notice to the publisher asking it to give up its copyright. Advocate Lawrence Liang of the Bangalore-based Alternative Law Forum claims...
  • Full text: Penguin India's statement on withdrawal of 'The Hindus' 14-02-2014 10:37 AM

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. In a...
  • BJP must protest withdrawal of The Hindus: Rajmohan Gandhi 13-02-2014 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage, historian Rajmohan Gandhi has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should be the first to launch a protest, as it claims to stand for freedom of speech. In a...
  • Penguin took a rational call on Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Kian Ganz 13-02-2014 09:20 AM

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. Critics say...
  • In which a book is unpulped, and so is a publisher

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    In an ideal world, Penguin Books India would not have had to settle out of court with a self-proclaimed protector of the Hindu faith and...

  • Wendy Doniger blames Indian law for withdrawal of her book by Penguin 12-02-2014 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: A day after news broke of Penguin withdrawing Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History', the writer has now come to the defence of its publishers while blaming the Indian law. "Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks,...
  • FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents? 11-02-2014 11:10 PM

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. ...
  • Full text: Petition seeking Penguin Books apology for Wendy Doniger's book 11-02-2014 10:01 PM

    In a petition filed on Tuesday, the Penguin Group has been asked to apologise for the publication of the factually incorrect and offensive book 'The Hindus-An Alternative History' by Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books India, earlier in the day, reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The...
  • Penguin agrees to withdraw Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus' from India and pulp all copies 11-02-2014 12:53 PM

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. The...
  • Kumar Vishwas booked for allegedly hurting sentiments of Hindus, Muslims 20-01-2014 01:11 PM

    A case has been lodged against poet-turned-leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kumar Vishwas in Lucknow, officials said on Monday. The case against Vishwas was filed by Ram Prasad Mishra, general secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Sewa Samiti, for allegedly making "hurtful" remarks against Karbala martyrs and some...
  • Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene 14-01-2014 11:21 AM

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the post-poll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's re-election. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • String of attacks rattles Bangladesh's Hindus 12-01-2014 02:09 PM

    Bangladesh's Hindus have been rattled by a string of attacks linked to the recent controversial general election, with leaders of the minority community saying such violence can be stopped only if the government takes stern action against perpetrators. Activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami were blamed for...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid 03-01-2014 08:25 AM

    A pro-Ram Temple group claimed tohave performed religious activities inside the disputed BabriMasjid premises on Thursday, which, however, was rubbished by thelocal administration. Representatives of the Shri Ram Sewa Samiti claimed thatthe local administration have granted them permissionfollowing which they have installed a Kalash (Urn) after thereligious rituals at the...
  • 'Cyber-Hindus' - India's new breed of political activists 02-12-2013 10:09 PM

    New Delhi: Four men chatting in a Delhi bar are not, by their own admission, natural drinking buddies. The young professionals in their 20s and 30s come from vastly different regions of India and varied backgrounds. They first "met" on Twitter, spotting each other on the micro-blogging site where they...
  • Malaysia court rules non-Muslims can't use 'Allah' 14-10-2013 12:17 PM

    A Malaysian appeals court on Monday upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by Christians in this Muslim-majority nation that the restriction violates their religious rights. "Allah" is the Arabic word for God and is commonly used...
  • Attempt to divide Hindus, Muslims will not be allowed: Mamata Banerjee 10-09-2013 08:12 PM

    Barasat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government would not allow any attempt to divide people on the basis of religion and create riots in the state. "Some are trying to create riots. The state government would not allow to foment riots. We would not allow...
  • Unless India acts today, J&K will implode tomorrow: Dr Amitabh Mattoo 13-08-2013 03:52 PM

    Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir remains on the edge, four days after the outbreak of communal violence that left three persons dead. Is a dangerous mix of religion and terror at work? Is one of the most sensitive regions in the country being polarised on religious lines? University of Melbourne's...
  • Kishtwar: Amidst tension, Muslim neighbours help Hindu man get married 12-08-2013 09:12 AM

    Srinagar: As tension and violence continues in Jammu and Kashmir, a glimmer of hope came in Kishtwar where a Hindu doctor was able to get married, thanks to the efforts of his Muslim neighbours. The neighbours helped escort Dr Ashish Sharma's relatives to the Chowghan ground through sensitive areas. The...
  • BJP dividing Hindus and Muslims, says Mamata 15-07-2013 08:57 PM

    Bagnan: In the backdrop of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 'I'm a Hindu nationalist' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused BJP of dividing Hindus and Muslims. "A bigger Hindu than Ramakrishna Paramamahamsa and Swami Vivekananda?" she asked at a panchayat election rally here in Howrah district...
  • Rajnath endorses Amit Shah's views on construction of Ram temple 06-07-2013 08:33 PM

    Kolkata: Virtually endorsing BJP general secretary Amit Shah's statement on construction of Ram temple at Ayodha, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Saturday said all Hindus want it to come up there. "I don't know what he (Amit Shah) has said. But if he had said so then what's wrong in...
  • Pak Hindus victims of 'religious apartheid': Hindu group 30-06-2013 06:53 PM

    Karachi: Hindus in Pakistan are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a "religious apartheid", a newly formed Hindu group has said, demanding a special session of Parliament to probe persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the country. Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to...
  • 'Inadequate implementation of PM's employment package' 23-06-2013 04:54 AM

    Jammu: Just days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Panun Kashmir on Saturday alleged that the PM's employment package for displaced Kashmiri Hindus has been "inadequately implemented". "The conditions attached with the package announced five years back have created a host of problems for our younger...
  • US: FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus 06-06-2013 12:55 PM

    Washington: For the first time, the FBI will start tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs, meeting one of the long-pending demands of these minority communities, who have increasingly been targetted post 9/11 in the United States. After years of pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers, the FBI...
  • Track hate crimes against Hindus, Sikhs: US lawmaker tells FBI 31-05-2013 01:51 PM

    Washington: An influential US lawmaker asked the FBI to start tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Hindus, Sikhs and Arab-Americans residing in the country on Friday. "The disturbing pattern of violence and hate against Sikh, Hindu, and Arab-Americans is unacceptable. But, we will only be able to comprehensively address the...