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Watch: Baba Ramdev and the Business of Religion

In conversation with Priyanka Pathak-Narain, the author of Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev, about Baba Ramdev’s rags-to-riches story, the recent injunction on her book and more.

A Delhi court recently issued an interim injunction restraining the sale of Priyanka Pathak-Narain’s book on the yoga guru Baba Ramdev. The injunction was issued on an ex parte basis, which means the publisher and author were not asked to present their version of events.

The Wire‘s books editor Omair Ahmad speaks to the author about the injunction, Ramdev’s rags-to-riches story, his family, business ventures and Acharya Balkrishna, the chief stakeholder of Patanjali Ayurveda Limited.

In a previous interview with The Wire before the injunction was issued, Pathak-Narain had talked about the research that went into the book and the people she spoke to about Ramdev.