Godman to Tycoon in legal trouble

An interim injunction issued by the Karkardooma District Court, Delhi has restrained Juggernaut Publishers from further publication and sale of journalist Priyanka Pathak Narain’s book, Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev. Both the author and publishers have claimed the book to be a serious work of journalism with over 50 interviews with close aides and family members of Baba Ramdev.

Juggernaut Books has said that the order was passed ex-parte without hearing either the publisher or the author of the book. It has decided to defend the case and appeal to the court. Many renowned public figures such as MP Shashi Tharoor, Author Ramachandra Guha, Publisher Arpita Sen have backed the publishers and urged the industry to do their bit in defending the Freedom of Book Publishers in India.