Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pratap Bhanu Mehta sells snake oil

[Tweets Pratap Bhanu Mehta  @pbmehta Indian democracy has to be defendend book by book. On the "Lives of Aurobindo" 6:05 AM - 12 Apr 12 Gautam Chikermane  @gchikermane Finest piece on Peter Heehs controversy by @pbmehta. Book clubbed: Indian democracy now has to be defended book by book 9:00 AM - 12 Apr 12 Chetan Aggarwal  @ChetanAggarwal I have just ordered the Heehs book. All this controversy achieved was to spike the sales of the book. Congratulations to Heehs on royalties. 8:49 AM - 12 Apr 12 Zoom Indian Media  @ZoomIndianMedia Center for Policy Research @pbmehta get heavily funded by xn west. See his defence of NY cabbie Heehs' ordinary work 7:31 AM - 12 Apr 12]

The book came out in 2008 and why Mehta is writing a review now is not a mystery. This is the kind of intellectual culture in our country.  It is ridiculous that rank outsiders are out to decide for us which book on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo should we read or not read. Great votaries of free speech, they are hardly bothered about the facts or the filth. [TNM55]   

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