A book based on the life Baba Ramdev- Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev, written by Priyanka Pathak-Narain and published by Juggernaut Books would not hit the market as a Delhi court has issued an interim injunction on the book.
The order also restrains the sale of the book on e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Flipkart.
Clearly, Baba Ramdev does not want the book to come out and has had an injunction put on the book about his life.
According to a blog published on the website of Juggernaut Books, it received the order on August 10.
This order was passed ex-parte without hearing the publisher, Juggernaut Books, or the author of the book, Priyanka Pathak-Narain, in order to avoid â€˜the delay which would be caused during the process of serving the notice and hearing the defendantsâ€™.
Every person is entitled to approach a court of law with a grievance that must be decided in a fair manner. In this case, the allegation of defamation must certainly be heard in the courts and we welcome the chance to defend our book. Godman to Tycoon is a work of serious journalism. It is the product of over fifty interviews, many of them taped, with key players in Baba Ramdevâ€™s life, including with Ramdev himself and close aides and family members. The book contains a detailed 25-page note on sources that lists the interviews, articles, police reports and RTI replies that are the basis of each chapter, read the blog.
The publisher has said they stand behind the book and will fight the injunction in court.
Many celebrities including MP Shashi Tharoor slammed Ramdevâ€™s move and supported the author and publisher via twitter.
â€” Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 11, 2017