On the Scandal of Soma

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at LRZ.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Fri Dec 19 10:29:49 UTC 2003

Am Freitag, 19. Dezember 2003 02:47 schrieb George Thompson:

> Last year I was invited by the editors of a new journal on
> traditional Indian modes of thought to  write an article for their
> next issue.  This journal is intended to introduce a general audience
> to the whole range of darshanas, [...]
> The point of this anecdote is this: I am utterly persuaded that these
> editors, apparently innocent -- until recently -- of any knowledge of
> the Hindutva culture wars, had been informed by someone with
> influence on them, in the final stages of the editorial process, that
> reference to such things as the vicious attack on Thapar and
> Rajaram's fraud, was politically incorrect. [...]


Perhaps it is in order here to be a little less polite and inform us 
which journal this is. That would (a) perhaps give us a clue as to who 
is pressuring the journal, (b) tell us which journal not to waste our 
time on.

> Best wishes,


Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos
Institut für Indologie
Universität München

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