India: Bloomsbury withdraws ‘The Descent of Air India’, with an apology to Praful Patel!


Bloomsbury withdraws all copies of Jitender Bhargava’s book that chronicles the fall of Air India and tenders an apology to former aviation minister Praful Patel: Moneylife

In a sudden and shocking incident, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt Ltd has withdrawn Jitender Bhargava’s ‘The Descent of Air India’ with an apology to Praful Patel, the leader of NationalistCongress Party (NCP) and union minister. In his book, Mr Bhargava detailed all the people, including Patel and events that led to Air India’s downfall. But Mr Bhargava is not planning to take it lying down. In his post of facebook, he has made it very clear that he does not agree with the publisher’s stand and will stand by his charges recorded in the book.  Here is what he says in his facebook post:

“This decision of Bloomsbury was unilateral, and without discussing with me, as an author. Their stand thus naturally came to me as a surprise. And it may surprise you too when you see the apology of Bloomsbury published in the newspapers,” said Jitender Bhargava in an email.

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