Please consider posting the following message on Pravasi Herald.
From: Ram Narayanan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 1:01 PM
To: Venkatram R Atigadda
Subject: Petition to withdraw an offensive and factually grossly misleading book on Indian and Hindu history
Dear Dr Venkatram Reddy:
The Penguin Group has published a book titled, “The Hindus-An Alternative History” by a professor of religions at Chicago University by name Wendy Doniger. This book contains not only many factual errors in Indian history but also misrepresents the beliefs, traditions and interpretations of a whole people.
Below is the text of a petition addressed to the President of the Penguin Group which lists some of the factual errors and offensive interpretations rampant in the book. The petition requests the Penguin President to withdraw the book immediately.
I have signed the petition. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing it yourself.
Please also consider forwarding this message to all your friends and relations living anywhere in the world
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