Re: A Cultural Misunderstanding
by Debashish on Sat 31 Jan 2009 03:40 PM PST Profile Permanent Link
Rick, Thanks for the well-expressed insight. I quite agree with you. Just for the record, one clarification, though. You write: Heehs has been expelled from the Archives and Ashram...
Heehs has not been expelled from the ashram. He is still very much an ashramite due to the courageous stand taken by the Managing Trustee, Manoj Dasgupta. Nor was he expelled from the archives. He stepped down voluntrarily to take the pressure off the Managing Trustee at a time when all manner of coercive means were being used by our "friendly intellectuals" to twist the arm of the ashram Trust.
Your part about the lawsuit is quite correct. There are two lawsuits: one, a writ petition staying the Indian publication of the book (indefinitely) and the other, a scurrilous criminal case against Heehs. One of our well known "intellectuals," the "educator and scientist" (who, in fact, has recently been expelled from the archives) is behind both these cases. Reply