9 must read Novels that are Banned in India

Have you read these novels? Probably, you haven’t as they are banned. But try them once, you will be blown away. Here’s a list.

An Area Of Darkness

It is a travelogue depicting Naipaul’s excursion through from the bureaucratic bog of Bombay where he comes across a confounding cross-segment of humanity, bullied government bureaucrats and imperious hirelings, a smoothly self-serving blessed man and a hoodwinked American religious seeker to the ethereal excellence of Kashmir, from a holy ice collapse the Himalayas to a relinquished sanctuary close Madras India in the mid-sixties. The novel displayed an intense feeling of frustration that flourishes with Naipaul’s strikingly unique reactions to India’s deadening position.

The straight up social reflection, the contrary depiction of India and its kin and the attention on the hardships of India is the reason it was banned.

The Satanic Verses

The book utilizes a supernatural realism to fictionalize the most controversial and the most dubious and debated scenes in Islam. The book made fatwa famous among readers. A vast piece of the Muslim people group feel that it insults the legend of Prophet Muhammad. Banned in 1988 after Muslims challenged that it was “irreverent” and outraged their religious slants and that the substance of the book is disrespectful and a violation of the right to freedom of speech. The book is banned in India, as well as nations prefer Bangladesh, Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, Singapore, and so forth have likewise forced a total ban on it.


The book is about religious radicalism and is set against the background of hostile to Hindu mobs in Bangladesh as a response to the demolition of Babri Masjid. It was banned in 1993 for offending Muslim sentiments. It contained disparaging comments about Maharashtrians.

The Polyester Prince: The Rise Of Dhirubhai Ambani

This unapproved biography has made controversial and questionable claims about how Dhirubhai built his empire. It demonstrated Ambani’s ascent as a business tycoon and leveled various allegations of corruption against him. The book was banned in 1988 after the Ambanis undermined lawful activity, calling it defamatory.

Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence

In the book the writer adulates the founder of Pakistan. The book was banned in 2009 asserting that it contained harsh references to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Having read this book, I think by me the government’s action lacked thinking and understanding and there was no ground to ban the book.

The Heart Of India

Published in the year 1958, this book is a fictionalized and a hilarious account of India’s bureaucracy and economic plans. It was banned by the Indian government in 1959 on grounds of being repulsive.

The True Furqan: The 21St Century Quran

Initially written in Arabic as al-Furqan al-Haqq, the book is set to free Muslims and critique the Quran, mirroring it yet joining components of customary Christian teachings and popular Muslim attitudes toward Jesus and moral living.

The book displayed an urgent measure to discover some approach to change over the heathen Muslims since a couple of hundred years of effort have brought so little achievement. It is an attempt to bend and distort the Quranic teachings by replicating what looks like Quranic verses.

It was banned in 2005 claiming that it ridiculed Islam and was the work of American evangelists as a major aspect of a US-Israeli conspiracy.

Understanding Islam Through Hadis

Published in 1982, it is a study in light of the English Translation of the Sahih Muslim, one of the major adhiyats of the Sunni Muslims. Not long after the distribution of the book, a disturbance ascended among the Muslim people group, and Ram swarup was arrested and all the books were banned.

The book was banned in 1990 as it was a scrutinize on political Islam and was hostile to Muslims. Ram Swarup’s friend got the book republished in 1983. The book was authoritatively banned. In March 1991.

Rangila Rasool

The title truly means the colorful Prophet. Published in 1927, this book has been buried in the debate as it raised passion for insulting Prophet Mohammed and depicting the marital and sexual affairs of the Muhammad. The chain of events in the book included riots and mobs in Lahore, courts cases, murders and the production of India’s irreverence laws at that time. Published by an unknown worker from the Arya Samaj in Lahore, the author of the book is till date not known and remains a covered reality. The author was stabbed to death by Ilm-ud-din. The book still stays banned in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

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