Anguish over book portraying lord Ganesha as 'cruel, rowdy'
Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (EP)
Bangalore, Aug 27: A book reportedly describing lord Ganesha as 'cruel and rowdy' has caused widespread shock and anguish in the state. The book portrays the relationship of Shiva-Parvati-Ganesh in an objectionable manner.
Hindu organizations that have raised their objection and anguish on the book authored by Yogesh Master, have demanded immediate withdrawal of the book and have threatened of strong and widespread protests against the author if the book is sold. They have also demanded unconditional apology from the author.
The novel released on Saturday, August 21, 2013 in Bangalore reportedly states that Ganesha was born in a tribal family. It also states that Dundi was born to a girijan girl called Parvati due to involvement of many men. Several people have alleged that the author has changed the relationship of Shiva-Parvati and Ganesha from the original story as per his imagination.
People with deep-rooted religious belief have objected to having dragged the story of Ganesha to state theoretical confrontation between Shudra and Aryas.
Hindu religious leaders and others have expressed their anger at the book. "The book creates a situation where anybody can insult Hindu religion. Books like Dundi get released because of the assumption that Hindus tolerate anything against their religion," they say.