‘Bhagavad Gita’ not ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’
The Bollywood star-turned-activist and author of ‘Baba Bhagavads’ said she is not averse to writing about religion but that her words are not intended to hurt any religious sentiments.
Her novel has been published by Amazon India in paperback, but in the US, Amazon has decided not to sell it.
She also has no intention of releasing a Hindi edition.
She was talking to TOI on Sunday on the sidelines of the Global Writers Day in Mumbai, where she is attending the launch of her new book titled ‘Bhaagavadas’ on behalf of the International Writers Union.
“My book is not about religion.
It is about human beings, and it is about people in the world who suffer from poverty, who are vulnerable to violence.
That is what I am interested in.
I am not a religious person,” she said.
The author said she never meant to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments by writing about Bhagavan.
“I am not targeting anyone, I am writing about people who have been hurt by violence.
I do not want to hurt anybody’s religious sentiment,” she added.”
I am writing in the language of religion, I do believe that religion is a tool of liberation.
That was my intention, to write a book that is not religious in nature,” she told TOI.
She said she has always believed that Bhagas should be written in the original Sanskrit language.
“People who have no understanding of Sanskrit do not understand Bhagava,” she explained.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said he does not want people to lose their faith.
“She (Kiran) is a Hindu and she is a woman.
She writes in Sanskrit and it will be good if people can understand her words,” Swamy told reporters.