ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reply Bagaram Tulpule SAHAB DAVAL is angry at what he considers to be my 'harsh and indelicate comments' and, by implication, at my not using proper language and not avoiding personal overtones. It is a matter of opinion whether my words quoted by him towards the end of his rejoinder constitute any linguistic impropriety or indelicacy when used by a reviewer in relation to the book he reviews, But there is no question of any 'personal overtones' being involved. It is usual for a reviewer to refer to the author by name in his comments, but the comments themselves are about what the author writes in the book and not about the author himself personally. My only acquaintance with Sahab Dayal is through his present book and there is no reason whatsoever why I should make any adverse remarks about him personally.

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