The book lovers know the real world is too boring and what amazing fun it is to read whenever you get time. If you’re someone who is really fond of reading, we are sure this list is going to grab your attention. As mentioned in the title, we have collected a list of seven books that are banned in India.
The Face of Mother India
Author: Katherine Mayo
The Face of Mother India was published in 1926 by an American researcher after her travel experiences in India. She mentioned child marriages, treating women as dalits and much more which didn’t go well with India and it was banned in India.
The Satanic Verses
Author: Salman Rushdie
The Satanic Verse was published in 1988 and was banned in India by the Finance Ministry immediately after 9 days of its release. This book describes Islam an a religion with so many regulations. And this provoked and gave birth to a big controversy as Muslim people were against it.
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
Author: Joseph Lelyveld
As the name suggests, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India was based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. But it also included that he had an affair with Hermann Keelanbach who was a German-Jewish Architect. And this gave rise to a controversy as it was implying a homosexual relationship.
The Land of the Lingam
Author: Arthur Miles
The Book; The Land Of The Lingam was published in 1937 for the western people to understand Hindus and their culture. This book criticized Hinduism in various manners by including stuff like It is important to worship the lingam if you’re a Hindu, and more. This book was surely controversial and thus never got permission to be sold in India.
Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev
Author: Priyanka Pathak
Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev was published in 2017 is one of the banned books in India. It is the biography of Yoga Guru Ramdev and it was said that it was too disrespectful about him. Ramdev had raised a plea in which Ramdev had alleged that Godman To Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev had defamatory content that could harm his economic interests and reputation. It was then banned in India.
The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani
Author: Hamish McDonald
The book The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani was banned in India after the protagonist filed a defamation case against the author as it was an unofficial biography of his life.
Santsurya Tukaram and Loksakha Dnyaneshwar
Author: Anand Yadav
Santsurya Tukaram and Loksakha Dnyaneshwar were books based on the lives of Sant Dnyaneshwar and Sant Tukaram. A Magistrate in Pune had ordered to burn or destroy all the copies of these books as they were too defaming.
These were the books that are banned in India and you can read them if they grabbed your attention.