Penguin to destroy copies of Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus’


The HindusAll copies of American scholar Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus: An Alternative History”, published by Penguin, will be recalled within six months and destroyed as part of a court-backed settlement with a group that called the 2009 book “insulting to Hindus.”

Penguin India reportedly agreed to pulp all remaining copies of the book in a pact signed in a Delhi court with the “Shiksha Bachao Andolan.” The contents of that agreement, reportedly signed earlier this month, have been leaked on social media and have provoked outrage.

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