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Komunitas Sikh Inggris Tersinggung atas Novel JK Rowling

First Middle England, now Rowling’s novel upsets Sikhs as well
If the inhabitants of Middle England feel that JK Rowling has unfairly made them targets in her first novel for adults, they are not alone.

Rowling has said she included Sukhvinder’s experiences as an example of 'corrosive racism' Photo: Ian West/PA

The Casual Vacancy is facing protests in India over its portrayal of a Sikh girl as “mustachioed yet large-mammaried”.

Sikh leaders said they were investigating complaints about the “provocative” language and would demand a nationwide ban on the book if Rowling was deemed to have insulted the faith.

The dissent is the latest negative reaction to greet The Casual Vacancy, which was published last week to mixed reviews.

Rowling has upset villagers in Tutshil, Gloucestershire, where she was raised and which she used as inspiration for her fictional town of Pagford, a hotbed of cruelty and snobbery.

The novel’s bleak subject matter, which includes child abuse, prostitution and drugs, has also presented a dilemma for parents whose children are clamouring to read the latest book from the writer of the Harry Potter series.

The Sikh character in The Casual Vacancy is Sukhvinder, the daughter of a surgeon and his parish councillor wife. She is teased for her hairy skin and referred to as “the Great Hermaphrodite” and a “hairy man-woman”.

India’s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, which manages places of worship including the Golden Temple in Amritsar, said yesterday that it had received several complaints. Avtar Singh Makkar, the head of the committee, said the descriptions of Sukhvinder were “a slur on the Sikh community”. He said: “Even if the author had chosen to describe the female Sikh character’s physical traits, there was no need for her to use provocative language, questioning her gender. This is condemnable.”

A spokesman for the group added that its leaders would read the book carefully. “If deemed derogatory to the Sikh faith, we will demand a ban on it. We will make sure it doesn’t sell in India,” he said.

“Reputed authors like JK Rowling need to show respect to all faiths and communities as they are read by millions of people. Sikh believers, including women, are refrained from shaving and trimming their hair. This is a part of our faith and anyone making offensive remarks about it is directly hurting the sentiments of Sikh community.”

The spokesman also claimed that “media bias” against the Sikh faith was partly to blame for incidents such as the shooting of six worshippers at a temple in the US state of Wisconsin in August. An American Sikh student suffered abuse online last month after pictures of her with a beard and sideburns were posted on a social networking website.

Rowling has said she included Sukhvinder’s experiences as an example of “corrosive racism”. She has spoken of her admiration for the Sikh faith and said she was fascinated by a religion in which men and women are “explicitly described as equal in the holy book”.

A spokesman for Hachette, Rowling’s publisher, said the remarks were made by a character bullying Sukhvinder. “It is quite clear in the text of the book that negative thoughts, actions and remarks made by a character, Fats, who is bullying Sukhvinder, are his alone. When described in the narrative voice, the depiction of Sukhvinder is quite different to this,” the spokesman said.


Telegraph

Hafa hatamu? Hairy yet ample bosomed?

Hayo, siapa yang suka?
Diambil dulu buat update
wajar aja protes, lha wong semuanya di gambarkan negatif
Quote:Rowling has upset villagers in Tutshil, Gloucestershire, where she was raised and which she used as inspiration for her fictional town of Pagford, a hotbed of cruelty and snobbery.

The Sikh character in The Casual Vacancy is Sukhvinder, the daughter of a surgeon and his parish councillor wife. She is teased for her hairy skin and referred to as “the Great Hermaphrodite” and a “hairy man-woman”.

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Quote:A spokesman for Hachette, Rowling’s publisher, said the remarks were made by a character bullying Sukhvinder. “It is quite clear in the text of the book that negative thoughts, actions and remarks made by a character, Fats, who is bullying Sukhvinder, are his alone. When described in the narrative voice, the depiction of Sukhvinder is quite different to this,” the spokesman said.

What if:
by the way, kalau penulisnya salah satu kaum Sikh sendiri, apa diprotes dan dihubungkan dengan rasisme juga ya?
“If deemed derogatory to the Sikh faith, we will demand a ban on it. We will make sure it doesn’t sell in India,” he said.

kapokmu kapan...... makin kontroversi makin terkenaL !!!!
Sikh, salah satu agama yang menganut prinsip tuhan perlu di.......
sikh lebay banget sih....gitu aja nesuuu...
mbok santai wae dab!
Biseeee ajee dah orang2 Marketing...

Kan olang2 jadi pada pengen beli
Quote:Original Posted By dasi.item
untunglah yg tersinggung orang sikh, nyawa masih aman


baca tulisan ini dan
Jadi teringat percakapan dalam novel Harry Potter
"You-Know-Who"
betul juga kata Pakin, strategi marketing
Quote:Original Posted By danube.anjing
bukan soal itu si gan, intinya soal gak anarkhis aja
jadi jangan disamakan dengan yg itu tuh


demo Kalo ga anarkis itu demo masak kali ya?
ngebahas apa, larinya kemana, kayaknya banyak yg sakit hati neh sama agama tertentu dan gak punya nyali ngungkapinnya, bahasnya di thread org lain...

ULTRAAAA GAAAAYYYY....
Maaf bukan pecinta novel... apalagi bahasa inggris
no comment ah, soal demo mendemo
yang penting semua happy

thanks TS sudah berbagi informasinya
Quote:Original Posted By danube.anjing
bukan soal itu si gan, intinya soal gak anarkhis aja
jadi jangan disamakan dengan yg itu tuh


ya, hina aja terus ya...

Tuhan Agama yg lu hina ngak akan mati hanya karna ucapan lu,,,

demi dzat yang agung,, kau hina Agama kami dan Tuhan kami sampai mulutmu hancur ngak bakal ngaruh...

ini orang lebih hina dari tong sampah,, beraninya pke id clonengan, pke id prime,,,
Quote:Original Posted By dasi.item
untunglah yg tersinggung orang sikh, nyawa masih aman


BetuL gan. Hihihihihi. Mrk penuh toleransi yah
keknya orang sikh ini bakal ngedukung proposalnya SBY nih
Quote:Original Posted By danube.anjing
aku percaya gan... aku bersaksi ...
damai ya... ane cuma mau memahami cara berpikir musafir padang pasir


Ga bakalan nyambung antara penganut paham tuhan perlu dibela dengan tuhan tidak perlu dibela
Quote:Original Posted By danube.anjing
eh, eh kok gitu sih?
loh kok marah? jangan gitu sayang

kaum kok jadi Tuhan? kebanyakan onani ya

ngomong2 bahasa Indonesianya itu "zat", bukan "dzat"
stop kearab-araban di sini


Kaskuser yg diatas knapa yah gan?kok sewot rada2 bw tuhan?

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hina menghina serta sindir menyindir ajaran lain umat "K" dan "Y" memang ahlinya

tapi klo di film2 hollywood jika Tuhan si "K" di hina sama si "Y" umat si "K" hanya tertawa dan menikmati, aneh tanya kenapa??
Quote:Original Posted By danube.anjing
gak tau tuh kenapa...
mungkin lagi gatel membayangkan 70 bidadari...
maklum dia taat sekali...
sampai "zat" bahasa indo diganti jadi "dzat"... semakin berbau arab semakin


Emangnya di kaskus bnyk org Arab gan?maklum sy br nubi pemula