Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Thursday, July 22, 2010

India State’s faulty note leads to lifting of ban on Shivaji book

The Maharashtra government’s faulty notification led to the lifting of the ban on American author James W. Laine’s book on Shivaji. A bench headed by Justice D.K Jain, which dismissed the state’s petition against a Bombay High Court verdict lifting the ban on the book Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India, said the notification was “too vague” to withstand legal scrutiny...

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