[INDOLOGY] Hitler and MLBD

Herman Tull hermantull at gmail.com
Thu May 15 20:54:44 UTC 2014

And where is Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code?

Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious
feelings of any class of [citizens of India], [by words, either spoken or
written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults
or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class,
shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which
may extend to [three years], or with fine, or with both.

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>wrote:

> I see from the April 2014 issue of the MLBD Newsletter that MLBD is
> bringing out an edition of *Mein Kampf *by Adolph Hitlar (sic).  It
> nestles incongruously between Alonso on the Mahabharata and the Black on
> the Upanisads.
> This was a shock!  My immediate reaction was that I wish furiously to
> sever all links with MLBD.  I have already written to Penguin Delhi, asking
> to withdraw my book from them because of their scandalous pulping of
> Doniger's book.  Now MLDB is publishing "Hitlar."  Has Indian publishing
> gone completely mad?
> My second reaction was, it's not wrong to publish even Hitlar's writings,
> because how else can interested people find out how misguided he was, and
> how else can historians combat his ideas.  Free speech and all that.
> But my final conclusion is that this is indeed completely inappropriate
> because MLBD presents itself as an Indological publisher, and *Mein Kampf*isn't even remotely connected with serious Indology.  Even participants in
> the "Indology under National Socialism" debate don't really need a new
> edition of *Kampf*, surely.
> I shall therefore be writing to MLBD in protest in the strongest terms
> about this pubication.  I urge all my colleagues to do the same.  If
> someone wants to set up a petition, I'll gladly sign it.
> Best,
> Dominik Wujastyk
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*Herman TullPrinceton, NJ *

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