Rising Hindu nationalism in India’s election year | Christian Science Monitor

  • Date:August, 2016

The high-profile withdrawal of a book on Hinduism by a US academic has fueled concerns that Hindu extremism is starting to again move out of the margins and into the mainstream of Asia’s largest democracy.

Penguin Books India agreed this week to pulp all copies of “The Hindus: An Alternative History” by Wendy Doniger following a four-year legal battle with a right-wing Hindu group that has also taken on Indian schools over sex education. In its lawsuit, the group said the book’s depiction of mythological texts had “hurt the religious feelings of millions of Hindus.”

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