Critical Edition of Bhagavata Purana

Maheswaran Nair swantam at ASIANETINDIA.COM
Wed Oct 4 02:03:24 UTC 2006

Let me tell you my experience.As I am leftist I find it very difficult  
to get due recognition in my field of Sanskrit, such is the state of  
affairs.All the profundamentalists who were posted at key positions in  
the field of Sanskrit during the last rule, still continue to be  
there.The official team which attended the Edinburgh WSC on the  
expense of the government also made it clear.(I participated in my own  
humble way).
As regards obtaining such books as BP any personal help can be  
extended from my side, be sure.
K.Maheswaran Nair
Uiversity of Kerala

Quoting Dominik Wujastyk <ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK>:

> Biblia Impex has been mentioned several times in this discussion.  Many
> years ago, I used to use them.  They are a dynamic company, and
> probably good booksellers.  However, during a visit to their premises
> in Delhi some years ago, I was shocked to experience a conversation in
> which the senior staff of the company were expressing ideas of the most
> extreme Hindu fundamentalist type concerning Islam in India, Aryan
> Homeland theory, and so forth.  The conversation was deeply unpleasant,
> and - on their side - very loud (shouting) and very angry.  After that,
> I no longer used their services.
> Subsequently, I noticed that BI owns Aditya Prakashan, a press that
> publishes inflammatory revisionist works on Indian history and culture.
> The blurb on an Aditya Prakashan book by KS Lal, for example, says:
>   "The present volume provides a thorough analysis as to what irreparable
>   damage has been done to this country by the Muslim rule of a thousand
>   years."  (this is on Biblia Impex's website today).
> Another of Lal's volumes with Aditya Prakashan announces that:
>  "Opening a new vista, what this work is about is contrary to modern-day
>  make-believe, there is no evidence to show that the lower classes
>  suffered from the tyranny of the Hindu upper classes
>  in the medieval period. The case being exactly opposite,
>  throughout the medieval period, the lower
>  castes fought shoulder to shoulder with the upper castes against the
>  foreign invaders and tyrannical rulers. Present study is only a beginning
>  in this direction, based for the most part on medieval Muslim
>  chronicles."
> It is Aditya Prakashan that publishes the works of Talageri and
> Rajaram, Konraad Elst, David Frawley, and others with concordant views.
>  These are listed by Aditya P. under "Ancient Indian History".
> --
> Dominik Wujastyk

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