Controversial book on Asaram, self-styled godman, released

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Controversial book on Asaram, self-styled godman, released
Controversial book on Asaram, self-styled godman, released

New Delhi : Penguin Random House India on Saturday announced release of their controversial book on jailed self-styled godman Asaram. The book has been titled as "God of Sin: The Cult, The Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu" by Ushinor Majumdar.

"The book faced opposition and its publication was challenged in court. The honourable court has refused to stay publication and has allowed the book to be released. Overcoming these challenges, the book will now be available in retail and online stores today, December 15, onwards," the publisher said, without explaining the details of the court where it was challenged and the names of the petitioners.

According to the author the book features true facts in accordance to the findings by several security agencies and court's decisions.

"I have joined the dots through some first-hand reporting, digging into forgotten records and verification of facts. I am thankful that a court of law decided that there is no cause to keep a book from being released," he said.

Penguin Random House India shared joy as court allowed them to release the book.

"God of Sin…" pieces together Asaram's journey to spiritual godhood, his fall from grace and the long and arduous road to bring him to justice.