Edinburgh fest: Play on Indian gods upsets Hindus

The City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh International Festival refused the request of Hindus to withdraw 'Hindu Times' - a play that insults Indian deities

Edinburgh fest: Play on Indian gods upsets Hindus
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The City of Edinburgh Council has refused to halt the funding to Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) after Hindus in the US raised protests against a play denigrating Hindu gods and goddesses.

EIF, a publicly funded charity, refused to drop Hindu Times a play by Scottish-Indian writer Jaimini Jethwa, which Hindus say, shows their deities Vishnu, Brahma, and Lakshmi in a poor light.