Copies of a new Chinese translation of Indian Nobel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s Stray Birds by Chinese writer Feng Tang have been pulled off the shelves after readers complained about the “vulgar” language used in the book.

In a rare response to readers – especially parents of school-going children on whose reading list the book is on – Zheng Zhong, publisher of Zhejiang Literature and Art Publishing House, said on his verified Weibo account on Monday that the publishing firm had pulled Feng’s translation from bookstores and online shops over the controversy.

The firm would decide whether to resume sales of the book after experts review the material, Zheng said. More.

See: South China Morning Post

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