[INDOLOGY] Fwd: Hitler and MLBD

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Mon May 19 13:29:38 UTC 2014

Does this suggest a conscious marketing strategy as the book is already
widely and easily available in India?
I guess their home-page (http://www.mlbd.com/) does feature the book even
if you click on it in India?
Jan Houben

On 19 May 2014 04:47, Dipak Bhattacharya <dipak.d2004 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I am all praise for the noble sentiments expressed. We may, perhaps, also
> add the name of Jeanne Corbin (France and Canada) among the fighters
> against Hitler. She did not leave an autobiography but one may consult
> Louise Watson (1976) on Annie Buller. Unfortunately the relevant writings
> are considered taboo in some Western countries.
> What strikes me as discordant is that the Indian version of the MLBD
> Newsletter, April 2014 does not have any advertisement on the Mein Kampf.
> It is necessary to assert if the MLBD authorities in India are aware of its
> appearance in the UK. I enquired but have not yet got a reply. But there
> are neo-Nazis in the West.
> Another point. There are quite a few in the book business who promote the
> Mein Kampf. They are of course, free to do so. But List members and their
> organizations shoiuld be careful of Amazon etc.
> Best wishes and greetings.
> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Dear list members,
>> An indological publisher claiming to  be a "leading Indian publishing
>> house on Sanskrit and Indology" and the first to win a Padma award for
>> outstanding community service through publishing (accorded to Shantilal
>> Jain in 1992), has a scientific reputation which it can choose to maintain
>> or throw away.
>> To decide to add an isolated non-indological book to the indological and
>> new age books published and marketed world-wide is a free choice and it
>> makes a free statement.
>> Especially if this isolated non-indological book happens to be Mein Kampf
>> (already widely available and widely read in India since 1928) -- rather
>> than giving the word to real heroes of the period such as Anne Frank (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_a_Young_Girl) or the
>> non-violent resistance group the White Rose (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose).
>> Although it contains many unverified points "(citation needed)", it may
>> be instructive to have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mein_Kampf
>>  and associated references to
>> http://jungle-world.com/artikel/2013/33/48296.html
>> http://rt.com/news/mein-kampf-sales-india/
>> Mein Kampf may be tucked away toward the bottom of p. 10 of MLBD
>> Newsletter vol. XXXVI No. 4 (April 2014), it appears most prominently on
>> the Motilal homepage where it cannot be missed: http://www.mlbd.com/.
>>  Jan Houben

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