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Bloomsbury India (with blessings from Bloomsbury UK I assume) pulled out at the 11th hour of a contract to publish a booked titled, ‘Delhi Riots 2020 – The Untold Story’. I understand the book went through several edits and Bloomsbury were fully involved. They approved the book, made it ready for publication, and indeed the first trial marketing batch was printed as well. Suddenly the global white woke literary terrorists panicked realising the truth was about to come out. Authors like William Dalrymple engaged in a twitter campaign with fellow wokes around the world to pressurise Bloomsbury into submission. The knee of the white man was now firmly on the neck of these brown lady authors from India. How dare they even think they can publish anything without the white man’s approval!
That knee was also on the neck of truth and justice. These woke charlatans and their morally and ethically bankrupt publishing house probably thought the Raj was still alive and their supremacy over Indians is forever. Unfortunately for them they did not bank on the power of shakti. Three determined Bharati women stood tall where many others would have fallen. I salute the authors, Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra for standing up to these imperial bullies.
In the madness that followed, the decision by Bloomsbury backfired in their faces. Karma it seems always wins. No sooner had the Maoist, Marxist, Islamic extremists and their western white masters started rejoicing their coup, news broke that Garuda Prakashan Pvt. Ltd., an Indian publishing house would take up the challenge. Within days the book was made ready for publishing. And as I write this column, pre-orders for the book have now crossed 35000 copies and rising by the minute. https://garudabooks.com/delhi-riots-2020-the-untold-story
On 5th September 2020 I was invited to the UK on-line pre-launch book event. It was an honour to be able to speak alongside the authors, the publisher Shri Sankrant Sanu, as well as keynote speaker, Shri Sambit Patra the spokesperson for the BJP. My good friend Smt Lakshmi Kaul hosted the event. You can view it here: https://www.facebook.com/AdvMonikaArora/
This is what Bloomsbury had to say: “Bloomsbury India had planned to release Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story in September, a book purportedly giving a factual report on the riots in Delhi in February 2020, based on investigations and interviews conducted by the authors. However, in view of very recent events including a virtual pre-publication launch organised without our knowledge by the authors, with participation by parties of whom the Publishers would not have approved, we have decided to withdraw publication of the book. Bloomsbury India strongly supports freedom of speech but also has a deep sense of responsibility towards society.”
As far as I am concerned, I cannot trust Bloomsbury as an independent unbiased publishing house any longer. Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Speech are not mere slogans for commercial exploitation. Bloomsbury have made a mockery of it.
Increasingly I see a trend developing in India now. Consider the following events, Kashmir with A370 and A50, introduction of CAA and NRC, women’s equality and Triple Talak, historical justice for Ram Mandir, Bollywood mafia and its terror links and much more. The question arising, what is the common thread of extremism that exhibits its anti-national credentials through riots and violence in all of these?
India has many enemies around the world, and some within. The harvesters of innocent souls have been circling India like vultures for hundreds of years. Indians must understand their enemy, in all their guises.
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