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Objection on expression
A case has been filed against Penguin India by Dinanath Batra, the head of Siksha Bachao Andolan. He takes in a divergence with the existing text (The Hindus- An Alternative History) by author Wendy Doniger. He has claimed that the existing content is challenging Indian culture and insulting millions of Hindus.

It is not the first time when any creative activity has been demolished but many authors like V. S. Naipaul, Taslima Nasrin, Salman Rushdie is tasting the same challenge in India.

Intellect and aesthetic expression in whatever form is hazardous in India, solely because of identity. Our present identity of culture and religious belief has not any problem with illusion, blood and heterodox practices, but we experience a problem with expressions.

We are known to be democratic and in a democracy, we all possess to express our view, it does not mean to be correct and faulty. And if our orbit of trust is stronger than no one can insult our belief.

The complainer has a broadly disagreement on the ‘open expression of sexuality’. Sexuality is very sacred in our culture, but it is a realist. Denying the text does not mean that contemporary civilization of India is not romancing with the coarseness. But only in epic, philosophy, sex is mentioned as a very sacred activity of spirituality, the path to find ecstasy. We cause to infer it as through spiritual context, through pure perspective.

I want to speak about Krishna, the Hindu lord, who is playing flute and many unconscious women are dancing round. It is because the flute has arrived them on the level of ecstasy where human sense not remains, it is spiritual, a divine fulfillment.

But we have got hold of it as a vulgarity. Because we have blanked out the sacred substance in which great prophets has discussed about the human sacred activities. Or we are unable to refine our idea on certain perspective of Hinduism.

Now that pillar can not be visible because our vision is weaker, it has acquired by many pseudo-true statements.

Such claimant against any conception is just because we are walking along the level where we have lost all fundamental essence of our faith.

This modern paradox has not only harassing but also preventing us from managing our work in a respectful and democratic environment.

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