Jan 17, 2012

Q.474

Contrary to public and media perception in India, it was a specific book on the Bhagavad Gita (and not the Hindu sacred text in general) that was sought to be banned in Russia in 2011. The case gained prominence in India around December when the trial resumed - the case was dismissed in court. The book is called "Bhagavad Gita As It Is".

This book was written by a man formerly known as Abhay Charan De and first published in 1968. Reports say that part of the reason behind the attempted ban was to curb the activities of the organization he founded.

What's he better known as?

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