Indian Currents
Lies, Half Truths and Statistics
by John Dayal


AP Joshi, MD Srinivas and JK Bajaj are gentlemen of great honesty. They are at least as honest as Lal Krishna Advani, the Deputy Prime Minister of India who writes a rare preface for their book "Religious Demography of India," published by a rarely heard of Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai, but generously funded by the very well known Indian Council for Social Science Research, of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. I hold it of little consequence — but of passing humour — that the massive book, all of 380 pages, has been typeset by Ram’s Creative Chambers, also in Chennai.

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