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Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Averageamerican, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    A list of books banned in India.

    Hindu Heaven, Max Wylie (1934); The Face of Mother India, Katherine Mayo (1936); Old Soldier Sahib, Frank Richards (1936); The Land of the Lingam, Arthur Miles, (1937); Mysterious India, Moki Singh (1940); The Scented Garden (Anthropology of the Sex Life in the Levant), Bernhard Stern, translated by David Berger (1945); What has Religion done for Mankind, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (1955); Rama Retold, Aubrey Menen (1955); Dark Urge, Robert W. Taylor (1955); The Ramayana, Aubrey Menen (1956); Captive Kashmir, Aziz Beg (1958); The Heart of India, Alexander Campbell (1959); The Lotus and the Robot, Arthur Koestler (1960); Nine Hours to Rama, Stanley Wolpert (1962); Unarmed Victory, Bertrand Russell (1963); Nepal, Toni Hagen (1963); Ayesha, Kurt Frishchler, translated by Norman Denny (1963); Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence (1964); The Jewel in the Lotus (A Historical Survey of the Sexual Culture of the East), Allen Edwards (1968); The Evolution of the British Empire and Commonwealth from the American Revolution, Alfred Le Ray Burt (1969); A Struggle between Two Lines over the Question of How to Deal with U.S. Imperialism, Fan Asid-Chu (1969); Man from Moscow, Greville Wynne (1970); Early Islam, Desmond Steward (1975); Nehru: A Political Biography, Michael Edwards (1975); India Independent, Charles Bettelheim (1976); China’s Foreign Relations Since 1949, Alan Lawrence (1978); Who killed Gandhi, Lourenco De Sadvandor (1979); Understanding Islam through Hadis, Ram Swarup (1982); Smash and Grab: Annexation of Sikkim, Sunanda Datta-Ray (1984); The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie (1988); Soft Target: How the Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada, Zuhair Kashmeri and Brian McAndrew (1989); The Polyester Prince, Hamish McDonald (1998); The True Furqan, “Al Saffeeâ€￾ and “Al Mahdeeâ€￾ (1999); Islam: A Concept of Political World Invasion, R.V. Bhasin (2007 – Maharashtra); Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India, Joseph Lelyveld (2011 – Gujarat).
     
  2. uptotrix

    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Why wikileaks is banned in the US? I think that collateral murder video went a little too deep duh :sick:
     
  3. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I think people are of the opinion that since a country is a democratic one, there should not be any ban on anything...May I ask the TS why people in United States cant keep NUCLEAR WEAPONS?? After all US is also a democracy :lol:
     
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  4. tilopa

    tilopa Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    He got this list from TheHindu.

    But i personally think that bans should be reversed especially on books about gandhi
     
  5. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I wont read these books even if they were allowed in India.

    I prefer Novels by Lee Child :mrgreen:
     
  6. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Does not seem banned to me. Here is the web site, no problem with access that I can tell. WikiLeaks
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  7. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Does that make sense to you?

    I am curious can any one own a gun in India. There are 200 million privately-owned firearms in the US. I still have my granddads double barrel 12 gage, has hammers , penny in stock says 1908.
     
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  8. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^

    'The Face of Mother India, Katherine Mayo'

    Mahatma Gandhi's comments on this book (and he was rarely impolite):



    This book is cleverly and powerfully written. The carefully chosen quotations give it the false appearance of a truthful book. But the impression it leaves on my mind, is that it is the report of a drain inspector sent out with the one purpose of opening and examining the drains of the country to be reported upon, or to give a graphic description of the stench exuded by the opened drains. If Miss. Mayo had confessed that she had come to India merely to open out and examine the drains of India, there would perhaps be little to complain about her compilation. But she declared her abominable and patently wrong conclusion with a certain amount of triumph: 'the drains are India'
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    About the book: Katherine Mayo (27 January 1867 – 9 October 1940) was an American writer notorious for her polemical book Mother India (1927), in which she attacked the Hindu society, religion and Culture of India. It has been characterized as "essentially a racist tract serving to confirm long-held prejudices of white people against Indians".[1]
     
  9. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I dont like the idea of any one especially the goverment telling me what I can and can not read. I can understand the need to privacy and classification of materials, but that is differant from banning books and magazines.
     
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    40 Million Guns, India 2nd Only to U.S. in Gun Ownership

    The rate of private gun ownership in India is 3.363 firearms per 100 people

    In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, India ranked at No. 2
     
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    Books Banned at One Time or Another in the United States

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    Blubber by Judy Blume
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
    Carrie by Stephen King
    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    Christine by Stephen King
    Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Cujo by Stephen King
    Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
    Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
    Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    Decameron by Boccaccio
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
    Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland
    Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    Forever by Judy Blume
    Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
    Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
    Have to Go by Robert Munsch
    Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
    How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    Impressions edited by Jack Booth
    In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
    It's Okay if You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
    Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
    Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein
    Lysistrata by Aristophanes
    More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
    My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
    My House by Nikki Giovanni
    My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
    Night Chills by Dean Koontz
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
    One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Ordinary People by Judith Guest
    Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Collective
    Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
    Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
    Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
    Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
    Separate Peace by John Knowles
    Silas Marner by George Eliot
    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    The Bastard by John Jakes
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
    The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    The Devil's Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
    The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
    The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
    The Living Bible by William C. Bower
    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
    The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
    The Pigman by Paul Zindel
    The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
    The Shining by Stephen King
    The Witches by Roald Dahl
    The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
    Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
    Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth


    But we love making noise about others...don't we.....
     
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  12. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    They even banned Harry Potter,Mark Twain and Shakespeare!!:frust:
    These are some of my favorite books.
     
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    harry potter books banned !!!! wat did J K Rowling do to piss off George bush (aka Dubyaman) :lol:
     
  14. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    May be because witchcraft and wizardry does not go along with Christian values.You know,some times Americans are just stupid.:lol:
     
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    Currently to the best of my knowledge no book is banned in the USA. There are local organizations such as school systems that wont allow differant books in their libraries. If any one can show me anything differant I would like to know about it. The list you above when it claims a book was banned, what's actually meant is that a single head teacher or librarian has decided not to make it available. If you can go to Amazon and buy the book without risk of being arrested _then the book is not banned_. No matter WHAT a teacher, priest or librarian thinks of it. There is no system for banning books in the USA nationally or state wide. Harry Potter was never banned in the USA with the exception of some religious school systems that refused to put it in their libraries because of it refering to magic.
     
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