Kitabkhana’s trying to put together a list of books banned by the Indian government or by various state governments from 1947 onwards in independent India. The obvious examples are there: Stanley Wolpert’s Nine Hours to Rama, Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, but we can’t locate a broader master list. We did the rounds of the Ministry of External Affairs, where a suffering PR person directed us to the Ministry of Home Affairs, where a suffering PR person directed us back to Point A. If readers know of a list of banned books or know where such a list might be compiled/ found, please email the Babu at email@example.com. Or leave a comment (yes, we have comments finally after a year of holding out against the dern things, and are we learning how to fight spam!).