Objectionable language in Mistry`s book: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has said Rohinton Mistry`s book `Such A Long Journey` contains `objectionable language`.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 18:20 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has said Rohinton Mistry`s book `Such A Long Journey` contains `objectionable language`.

"There is objectionable language in Rohinton Mistry`s book and we wouldn`t approve his book for students," he said.

"Just because somebody asked the book to be introduced, without following procedure and formalities, it was just introduced at somebody`s behest," Chavan told a TV
channel.

Chavan said he had not read the entire book but only portions of it, and that he found the language "highly objectionable".

Indian-born Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry has voiced dismay over Mumbai University providing "deluxe service via express delivery" in quickly dropping his Booker-nominated book from college syllabus following a demand by Shiv Sena.

"A political party demanded change in syllabus and Mumbai University provided deluxe service via express delivery making the book disappear the very next day," Mistry has said.

PTI