(हक़ीक़त, meaning "reality") is the Hindi
translation of a controversial book by a Kerala
-based Christian evangelist
M.G. Mathew. It was translated by Daniel Nathaniel, associated with Emmanuel Mission International
(EMI). The book is widely regarded as an anti-Hindu
The Government of Rajasthan
received complaints that the book ridiculed Hindu
deities and beliefs. After examining the contents of the book, the government decided to ban it, as it felt that the book could incite communal
EMI's founder, Archbishop M.A. Thomas, and his son, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas, went into hiding as the police searched for them. Joseph D'souza
, president of All India Christian Council
(AICC) has stated that "They have declared that they would make tribal areas of Rajasthan Christian-free and are working hard on it."
Hopegivers International, one of the largest Christian ministries in India, has approached the US State Department, US senators, and Christian friends in Washington DC, after Dr. Samuel Thomas’s arrest on March 16.
The book was written as an answer to the book A Bunch of Thoughts
, authored by M. S. Golwalkar, the late leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
has condemned the book as an "anti-Hindu diatribe". He says: