<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Monday, November 29, 1999/Agrahayana 2, 1921 (Saka )


Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE 377
Title: Need to proscribe the book titled `The Company of Women' published by Penguin Books India, 1999.

TEXT :
SHRI G.M. BANATWALLA (PONNANI): Sir, I draw the attention of the Government to the book "The Company of Women' by Khushwant Singh, published recently by Penguin Books India, 1999. To say the least, the book is a gross misuse and abuse of the right to freedom of expression. It is a highly indecent book with also extremely offensive misrepresentations of religious tenets in a derisive, perverted manner (see, for example, pp. 110-112). I appeal to the Government that the book be banned and its copies be confiscated.

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