British book sparks ancient manuscripts destruction

Charles Davis writes “from

An Indian mob has destroyed 30,000 ancient manuscripts
and rioted in retaliation for Oxford University Press
publishing a British author’s book about a Hindu king.

The incident was sparked by an allegedly objectionable
remark by author James Lane on the legendary Maratha
king Chhatrapathi Shivaji in his book “Shivaji: The Hindu
King In Islamic India”.