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Thursday, April 18, 2013

When an author was forced to remove an entire chapter for legal reasons

Recently discovered, a Facebook "note" I had posted on September 8, 2011:

In my 50-plus years of reading, this is the first time I have come across a book from which one chapter has been removed, only in the Indian edition, for legal reasons.

Here's the Publisher's Note from The Beautiful and the Damned:

"The first chapter of this book (pages 27-71) 'The Great Gatsby: A Rich Man in India' has been removed in accordance with an injunction order passed by the Civil Court, Silchar in a suit for defamation, Shri Kishorendu Gupta and The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) Versus Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pvt Ltd and Others (Suit No. 19 of 2011)."
  • For a review of the book in The Guardian by Amit Chaudhuri, go here.

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