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and thereafter appointed as Chairman.” he said. for her book ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’. As per a court-backed settlement with a Delhi-based Hindutva group it has promised to withdraw all copies in India and pulp them at its own expense within six months MUST READ: Silencing of liberal India Doniger has long been a hate object for Hindutva defenders Her mixing of religion sexuality and textual traditions and her playful writing style have made her scholarship hugely popular and attracted a chorus of criticism even the occasional hurled egg Her book was challenged by several Hindu groups including one called Shiksha Bachao Andolan which claimed to detect in her book “Christian missionary zeal” and the approach of a “woman hungry for sex” According to Dina Nath Batra one of the petitioners the book insults Hindu gods and goddesses distorts history (Some of the bits it flagged as offensive included the mention that Gandhi slept with girls the line that there is no single Hindu canon that Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi had tactically expressed loyalty to the British before her kingdom was attacked) On Monday Batra and Gaurav Shrinagesh CEO of Penguin Random House India submitted a joint application to Additional District Judge Balwant Rai Bansal requesting him to record their settlement and allow the plaintiffs to withdraw the case Their request was accepted by the judge court sources confirmed on Tuesday Penguin has declared it doesn’t mean to hurt any religious sentiments and promised not to publish or distribute the work any more In return Batra and five others agreed to withdraw all legal action instituted against the defendants A Penguin India spokesperson said that the company had no comment to make The book won multiple awards including the Ramnath Goenka Award for the best non-fiction book of 2009-10 Penguin’s surrender follows the 2010 decision by Oxford University Press to stop publication of James Laine’s biography of Shivaji a book that enraged Maratha chauvinists “We are appalled that Penguin Books India the publisher of Hinduism by Wendy Doniger a leading Indologist at the University of Chicago will not appeal a lower court order…It is even more appalling that the Indian legal system permits lawsuits to suppress ideas as a result of anyone’s ‘hurt feelings’ let alone hurt feelings based on utterly spurious even absurd claims” said a statement by scholars including Sheldon Pollock Partha Chatterjee Upinder Singh Mukul Kesavan Nayanjot Lahiri and others Kumkum Roy professor of ancient Indian history at JNU who has written a critical review of ‘The Hindus’ for its occasional moments of essentialising and flippancy takes pains to point out that it was “no riskier than other publishing ventures” She stressed that Doniger’s credentials were beyond question and that her book should prompt academic critiques revisions discussions and debate not this peremptory silencing Says Homi Bhabha director of the Harvard Humanities Centre: “The right to interpretation is what is continually being challenged” When confronted with a work of art or literature or scholarship the questions are always “is it true or not true” rather than contending with the reading itself Doniger herself has dwelled on how her book is a narrative quilt of religion and social history as conveyed by the word “itihasa” – not so much what happened but what people said happened Unfortunately that is not an argument her publishers chose to deploy But after news of the settlement leaked on the document-sharing site Scribd digital copies of ‘The Hindus’ have been pirated and downloaded in plenty The book published in 2009 prompted a legal notice from the plaintiffs in 2010 alleging that the contents of the book constituted five separate offences under the criminal code The notice asked the author and the publishers to tender an unconditional apology and withdraw the book or risk facing action on charges of provoking riots promoting enmity between different groups deliberately insulting religion or religious beliefs and public mischief under IPC The notice was followed up with two separate criminal complaints registered at the Hauz Khas police station in 2010 and 2013 A separate civil suit was also instituted against the parties in 2011 “Though notice was sent to all the three parties the author Penguin USA and Penguin India the proceedings were mostly conducte ex-parte in the court” said Monika Arora the lawyer representing Batra The civil suit was instituted in March 19 2011 and was transferred to another court in 2012 The matter was pending before ADJ Bansal and was yet to commence trial before the parties agreed to settle the matter “We were planning to file a separate criminal complaint on charges of defamation However the party approached us for a settlement and the matter was settled satisfactorily” Arora said “I have won the battle but am yet to win the war…we are pursuing legal action against several other authors and publishers who have taken it upon themselves to distort Hindu religion” Batra said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Updated: December 16 2017 5:18 pm The chief minister who made a similar demand in April this year said he was sure that SSP would transform once again into a profit making enterprise if given the chance Top News Tamil Nadu government Saturday again requested the Centre to drop the move to privatise the public sector Salem Steel Plant (SSP) saying the unit must be given a chance to make a turn-around “I believe the reasons for the SSP’s recent losses must be studied…and it must be given a chance to improve its efficiency to make a turn-around”Chief Minister K Palaniswami said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi The chief minister who made a similar demand in April this year said he was sure that SSP would transform once again into a profit making enterprise if given the chance “I therefore request you once again to kindly intervene expeditiously and advise the Steel Ministry and the Steel Authority of India not to privatise SSP” he urged He pointed out that SSP’s financial condition improved in the 2016-17 fiscal compared to 2015-16 Furtherthe state government has supported SSP’s Rs 2005 crore expansion project with a structured package of incentives in the form of soft loan capital subsidy electricity tax exemption and environmental protection subsidy he said He said Public Sector Undertakings are capable of performing better when given the right support and direction Palaniswami recalled his request to Modi on April 26 this year to not privatise SSP and said the employees have apprised him that a legal advisor asset valuer and transaction advisor were appointed by the Centre in June 2017 The Chief Minister said he got to know that it has been decided to constitute an advisory committee to speed up SSP’s privatisation by calling a global tender He said Salem Steel Plant over the years has acquired a global reputation for high quality steel and was an iconic symbol for Tamil Nadu and its people “We have a deep sense of pride and attachment to this public sector plant” Palaniswami said Recalling that government had acquired about 155 sq km land in nine villages four decades ago in Salem district for the plant he said it was possible to undertake such extensive land acquisition in view of its public sector character “Further the Salem Steel Plant provides employment to about 2000 persons and many ancillary and subsidiary units also depend on it” he said Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai had said the government accorded ‘in-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of three units of Steel Authority of India These were Visveswaraya Iron and Steel Plant(Karnataka) Salem Steel Plant (Tamil Nadu) and Alloy Steel Plant (West Bengal) “which have been consistently making losses” he said in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on July 17 this year The process of “strategic disinvestment is to be carried out with the help of transaction adviser legal adviser and asset valuer who would advise on appropriate mechanism of disinvestment he had said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News One angle of this story is about designing a new house for an existing neighborhood.’’ said Pune Fire Brigade’s station officer Prakash Gore.was denied parole from prison on Thursday for the seventh time, Chapman, This will put the state government in disadvantageous position. Gujarat and Mumbai to attract investors. If a cow had consumed the same thing and died.

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download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Naveed Iqbal | Srinagar | Updated: November 21, The five accused of murdering Akhtar have been identified as Mohiddudin Kirkire (54).

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