Penguin’s decision spotlights other books that met with similar fate

According to the Indian chapter of PEN International, a global community of writers across 100 countries, at least four books have gone the same route in recent years: Siddharth Deb’s The Beautiful and The Damned, Jitender Bhargava’s The Descent of Air India, Tamal Bandyopadhyay’s Sahara: The Untold Story and the English translation of The Red Saree, a book on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the Nehru-Gandhi parivar.