Monday, April 19, 2010

Mein Kampf on India’s best sellers list

The book that outlined the political ideology of Nazi Germany has found an audience in India. Hitler’s Mein Kampf is banned in countries that suffered from fascism, but New Delhi booksellers are enjoying strong sales.

In India, which escaped many of the horrors of the Second World War, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf is consistently on the best-seller list. Jaico Publishing House first published the book twelve years ago, and has since sold over 100,000 copies.

“People from abroad wrote to us and said, ‘Why did you publish this book? You could have done many other things, and you are a reputed publishing house.’ But we gave our side of the story, saying it is in no way propaganda or eulogizing Hitler. But the man wrote this book, and let the world be the judge. Today we are in a different era, a different time, where people can judge and take a call on that,” Jaico Publishing House’s Chief Editor Rayasam Sharma said.

Full report here RT

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