Ban on Book


Ban on book suggesting Mahatma Gandhi ‘bisexual’

MUMBAI: Author Lelyveld’s book “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggle With India” was sparked by reports claiming the book maligns the father of India’s independence Mahatma Gandhi as bisexual and racist. As a result Pulitzer-Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld’s new book about Mahatma Gandhi get banned by an Indian state. Politicians in the state of Maharashtra, home to India’s financial capital Mumbai, have asked the central government to bar publication nationwide. On Wednesday the Gujarat’s assembly voted unanimously to ban “Great Soul” in the state with immediate effect. TheRead More

Gujarat Govt to Issue Fresh Notification to Ban Jaswant’s Book

With the Supreme Court having already issued a notice to Gujarat government on ban on Jaswant Singh’s book and Gujarat High Court set to decide legality of the ban today, the state government is seeking time to issue a fresh notification, indicating that the original notification may not stand legal scrutiny. The state government has filed an affidavit in the Gujarat High Court saying it wants to issue a fresh ban notification superseding its earlier notification. However, the petitioners who have appealed against the ban said that the government foundRead More