She borrowed an iota of truth from one place and mixed it with her fiction, a sheer product of her sick mind saw the light of the day in the form of a pulp that has created a lot of sound and fury by self proclaimed Defenders of the Faith, signifying nothing.
One wonders how the Editors of the Penguin let it go in its present form. What a hocus-pocus she produced? She should be ashamed of the fictitious work that bears her name as the writer. Consequently the product of her labour was neither fish nor fowl.
The book annoyed the large community of the Hindus to such an extent that the Penguin feared a terrible backlash. The publishers cowered and submitted to the demand of the Hindu community that the book must be withdrawn from the market immediately and the residual copies on the shelf of publishers be destroyed forthwith.
Thus the said book became a non-existent piece of fiction badly conceived and poorly written for the readers in India. The plaintiffs had this court-backed settlement and went home satisfied with their achievement.
Wendy was kept posted with the latest happenings and she had little choice but to acquiesce. Penguin, the major player in the game had to eat the humble pie for their own doings that amounted to dereliction of duty on the part of the editors and supervisors.
There is a strong rumour doing the rounds that some Western Christian lobbies are working overtime to denigrate the Hindu religion because the latter is deeply influencing the heart and mind of men and women presently professing the Christian faith.
The growing popularity of Yoga and Vedic philosophy of life in the western countries has indeed alarmed the Roman Catholic clergy and they are out to strike at the roots of the Yoga. It is for the Vatican to confirm or deny the aforesaid perception about the clash of cultures.
Of course, some pseudo-secularists and leftist elements in the writer community beat their chest and tore their hair for the court's wrong doing in pronouncing a judgement that pleased the hearts of the Hindus.
For the chest beaters it was a case of too little and too late. They got a little publicity in a section of the left-leaning media but suffered the ignominy of being ignored by the vast majority of Indians who concurred with the view that Wendy had badly hurt the feelings of the Hindus.
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