Asked to bend, we crawl

Standing out in sharp contrast (at least so far) is homegrown Jaico Books that has not buckled under pressure of litigation from the Sahara Group, which is seeking to stop publication of ‘Sahara: The Untold Story’ by journalist Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Even when Sahara was facing one fatwa per week in the Supreme Court, and had to end up buying space in newspapers since no journalist was endorsing its version of facts, a court in Kolkata had no hesitation in staying the publication and circulation of the book on grounds of alleged defamation.