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Eminent Authors Ask Penguin To Contest Suit Against The Hindus

Posted at 8:10AM Monday 24 Feb 2014

After Penguin India withdrew the copies of the controversial book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History', a group of eminent authors and historians today asked the publishing house to contest the suit against the book in a higher court for "holding up the freedom of expression."

Nine authors and historians, including Ashis Nandy and Romila Thapar, raised two demands in response to a notification by Penguin India on February 10 about its out-of-court settlement with the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti and agreement to cease publication, withdraw all copies and pulp remaining stock of the controversial book.

The authors demanded that "The Penguin Random House contest the suit against The Hindus through the higher courts, to ensure that a strong precedent upholding freedom of expression be established."

financialexpress.com




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