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It’s Batra again: Book on sexual violence in Ahmedabad riots is ‘set aside’ by publisher

03, Jun 2014

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Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | June 3, 2014 12:59 am
Writer Megha Kumar contests Orient’s claim of its decision being a “pre-release” move, noting that the book has been on sale since April 15.
A letter written by Dina Nath Batra, whose civil suit led to the pulping of Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism, has now led to the “setting aside” of a publication on violence against women in communal riots in Ahmedabad.
Publisher Orient Blackswan, which recently released Communalism and Sexual
Violence: Ahmedabad Since 1969 and put it up for sale on its website in April 2014, has written to author Dr Megha Kumar saying the book needs “comprehensive assessment” and should be set aside “for the


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