Coming soon at Delhi book fair: Collection of stories on ‘love jihad’ from firm tied to RSS

Rajiv Tuli, prachar pramukh of the RSS Delhi unit, described the Sangam as “a group of publishing houses run by people associated with RSS as swayamsevaks”.

Written by Lalmani Verma | New Delhi | Updated: January 8, 2018 5:57 am
To book is to be released on January 10.

THE ONGOING World Book Fair in Delhi, organised by the National Book Trust (NBT), is all set to witness the launch of a “collection of stories on love jihad” by a firm that is part of a newly formed group of publishers associated with the RSS.

The 86-page book is titled ‘Ek Mukhauta Aisa Bhi’ (A Mask Like This), with the tagline “Love Jihad Par Kendrit Kahani Sangrah”, and includes 15 stories on the topic authored by Dr Vandana Gandhi, a teacher of sociology and education in Bhopal.

According to its publishers, Archana Prakashan, the book will be released on January 10 at the fair, which is being held at Pragati Maidan from January 6-14. Describing himself as a “swayamsevak”, Om Prakash Gupta, chief executive, Archana Prakashan, told The Indian Express: “It’s a book based on true stories of incidents of love jihad. Only the names of the victims and other characters have been changed. It is being published to create awareness among Hindu girls.”

Archana Prakashan is part of Rashtriya Sahitya Sangam, a group of 12 publishers from various parts of the country.
Rajiv Tuli, prachar pramukh of the RSS Delhi unit, described the Sangam as “a group of publishing houses run by people associated with RSS as swayamsevaks”. “It’s for the first time that RSS volunteers have formed a banner called Rashtriya Sahitya Sangam, under which a dozen publishing houses run by swayamsevaks have put up stalls of books at one place,” said Tuli, adding that senior RSS office-bearers are expected to attend the release of various publications of the group.

Apart from Archana Prakashan, the group includes: Suruchi Prakashan, Jammu-Kashmir Adhyyan Kendra and Sanskrit Bharti (Delhi); Kurukshetra Prakashan (Kochi); Lokhit Prakashan (Lucknow); Sahitya Sadhana Trust (Ahmedabad); Sahitya Niketan (Hyderabad); Akashwani Prakashan (Jalandhar); Bharatiya Sanskriti Prachar Samiti (Cuttack); Gyan Ganga Prakashan (Jaipur); and Shreebharti Prakashan (Nagpur).

This group claims to have put on sale around 1,500 titles in eight languages at the fair, including booklets under the “Gyan Maala” series for children over 7 years old, with stories on Lala Lajpat Rai, Maharana Pratap, Jana Sangh icon Deendayal Upadhyaya, the late RSS leader Dattopant Thengadi and others. When contacted, Baldeo Bhai Sharma, chairman, National Book Trust (NBT), said, “Stalls have been provided to publishers and I do not know who is associated with RSS or anyone else.”

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  1. MAMUTTY CHOLA
    Jan 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    RADICALISATION TOXIC HATRED WILL DESTROY OUR GANGA JAMUNI TEHZEEB OF UNIVERSAL TOLERANCE , BUILT OVER 5000 YEARS OF OUR GLORIOUS PAST.TAKE IT FROM ME.IF THE DARK FORCES OF HATRED ARE NOT CHECK-MATED, OUR COUNTRY IS ON THE PATH SELF DESTRUCTION. LOVE IS SECULAR AND HAS NO RELIGION. THE HINDUTA BHATS MUST LEARN A LESSON FROM RECENT EXAMPLE OF ASSAM BASED TWO FAMILIES ONE MUSLIM AND OTHER A BODO FAMILY. BY MISTAKE OF HOSPITAL STAFF THEIR CHILDREN WERE EXCHANGED .THEY COULD FIND OUT AFTER TWO YEARS .AFTER MEETING THE FAMILIES THEY DECIDED TO KEEP THE CHILDREN ON THE GROUND LOVE EACH FAMILY HAS DEVELOPED TOWARD THE CHILDREN DESPITE BEING BELONGING TO DIFFERENT RELIGION AND BITTER COMMUNAL HISTORY BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND BODO IN ASSAM . LOVE GIVES LIFE AND HATE TAKES LIFE. RIGHT WInGS ARE INCULCATING COMMUNAL POISON AMONG YOUNG GENERATION. --SOWING THE SEEDS FOR TALIBAN INDIA
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    1. Daisy Boy
      Jan 8, 2018 at 12:40 pm
      Its an admission of the brahmacharis of the sangh that they suffer from erectile deficiency, to say the least, and their violent streak is testimony to their lack of testosterone.
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      1. blackpower 666
        Jan 8, 2018 at 1:02 pm
        living breathing example of such a specimen is the celibate saffron leader of the saffron masses - mo bhagwat
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      2. sri jialal
        Jan 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm
        not a single case proved as LOVE Jihad. we saw how man killed with axe and burn in video due to mind converted thr false story and miss guided by RSS and sambit patra like lie anchor. spreading hate among hindu-muslim is not good for nation progress.
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        1. blackpower 666
          Jan 8, 2018 at 10:02 am
          RSS literature not even fit for the Ig Nobel prize
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          1. sridhar rao
            Jan 8, 2018 at 10:13 am
            Get lost the permanent pig of Islamic express
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            1. blackpower 666
              Jan 8, 2018 at 1:01 pm
              saffron sridhar - you have proved that you have exactly two brain cells - one hindutva (fascist racist bigoted) and the other virulently anti Islam - this is what happens if you smoke cowdung and drink instant gangajal ie cow p!ss. you symptoms are palpable of alarming deficiences of vitamin b series - please start eating beef, liver, eggs prawns sardines mussels clams chicken oysters salmon - otherwise there is no hope for you
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              1. blackpower 666
                Jan 8, 2018 at 1:01 pm
                sridhar rao - love jihad scholar of the RSS saffron machine has spoken!
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                1. blackpower 666
                  Jan 8, 2018 at 1:05 pm
                  sridhar - where has your hindutva fascist propaganda got you? an uneducated illiterate shambulal blinded by the hindutva hate literature and propag anda of love jihad, gharwapsi, false photos and fake news of BJP RSS propag anda machine simply murders afrazul sets him on fire records the video (his infant nephew did it) and uploads it!!! IS THIS WHAT HINDUTVA CULTURE IS ALL ABOUT?
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