Penguin published a book thinking that it was scholarly work on Hindu history but now realises that it ise fiction, and all printed copies are to become pulp. Thus the work gets categorized as Pulp Fiction.
5. There should be set standards of morality for the academe like the Hippocratic oath for medical practitioners. Any problems?
Wendy Doniger expresses anger over Penguin's decision to axe her book
Wendy Doniger's statement:
The agreement reads that Penguin shall "with immediate effect recall and withdraw all copies of the book, Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History, from Bharat (Indian territory.)".
- That it is a shallow, distorted and non serious presentation of Hinduism.
- That it is a haphazard presentation riddled with heresies and factual inaccuracies.
- That it is written with a Christian Missionary Zeal and hidden agenda to denigrate Hindus and show their religion in poor light.
- That the entire list of the books authored by Doniger concentrate and focus on the negative aspects and evil practices prevalent in Hinduism.
- That the words used by Donige for referring to various Hindu Gods are highly objectionable.
- That on the book jacket of the book Lord Krishna is shown sitting on buttocks of a naked woman surrounded by other naked women.
- That Doniger depicted Lord Krishna in such a vulgar, base perverse manner to outrage religious feelings of Hindus.
- That Doniger's approach has been jaundiced, and "is that of a woman hungry of sex"
- A 2009 review of the book by Sunil Khilnani: When Shloka Speaks To Shloka
- A 2009 interview with Wendy Doniger: “Ram Was Happy With Sita...Indulging In Every Way...And Then He Threw Her Out”
- A 2009 critique of the book by Aditi Banerjee: Oh, But You Do Get It Wrong!