[INDOLOGY] Hitler and MLBD

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Wed May 21 16:57:27 UTC 2014

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Dear Friends,

I just received the following mail from MLBD

“From Rajeev Jain


Dipak Bhattacharya

Mein Kampf has not been published by us. It is on our website as we also
distribute books of other publishers. However, we deeply appreciate your
concern. In response to your petition, we are removing it from our website
and catalogue and will stop selling it with immediate effect.

We have no words to express our gratitude to you for taking the trouble to
write to us.

Kindly circulate this mail to all those who have signed the petition and
also to those who have not signed it.

With regards


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM, Bijlert, V.A. van <v.a.van.bijlert at vu.nl>wrote:

>  As a belated reaction the following remarks:
> Perhaps Indians should actually read Mein Kampf very thoroughly and see
> that Herr Hitler was vehemently opposed to Indian independence from
> Britain. Chapter 14 entitled in German: Ostorientierung und Ostpolitik, (p
> 746 ff edition 1934). Htiler was even aware of Indian revolutionaries
> staying in Berlin but he thought nothing of them. India should forever
> remain under British (ie white Aryan) Herrschaft. I agree that in order to
> reach these passages one has had to wade through the whole book. Actually
> Hitler disdained Indians and their culture, even Hindu culture. It was
> Heinrich Himmler who allegedly admired Hinduism. I might add that the
> indological contributions to the 'thought' of some leading national
> socialist ideologues would be an important and fascinating historical topic
> of research. I am not sure if I would agree with asking Motilall
> Banarsidass to stop reprinting or republishing Mein Kampf. After all, the
> book is available in almost every large railway station in India. I, at
> least, have seen it in Howrah station and in Delhi.
> Yours truly
> Victor van Bijlert
>   ------------------------------
> Dr. Victor A. van Bijlert
> Associate professor Religious Studies
> Department of Philosophy of Religion and Comparative Study of Religions
> Faculty of Theology, VU University
> De Boelelaan 1105, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> v.a.van.bijlert at vu.nl
> +31613184203
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