"Pater Sancte, sic transit gloria mundi!" ("Holy Father, so passes worldly glory!"). In the secular world, the best example is how hugely popular authors gradually disappear from the sight and minds. Like this prolific writer of best-selling thrillers of international intrigue and conflict, apocalyptic futures, secret societies, lost worlds and more - that inspired Ian Fleming, Sidney Sheldon and others - but remembered (if at all) only for his occult suspense.
Author Wendy Doniger is back with ‘The Mare's Trap’ which revisits the Kamasutra. Doniger, an American scholar, is no stranger to controversies. Her previous book, ‘Hindus - An Alternative History’ ran into rough weather last year over its alleged misrepresentation of Hindus. Eyebrows were also raised over the publisher Penguin India's decision to withdraw and pulp the book after a court settlement.