REPLY TO THE BABA MYSTIQUE BY BILL AITKEN
by Prof. Narendra Nayak
Bill Aitken (William McKay Aitken) is a Scottish born, naturalized Indian writer and traveller, one of whom Baba Das called 'the dharma bums' who hiked and biked through India on the hippy trail from ca. 1959 onwards.
Mr. Aitken wrote an article in the Indian journal
'This Week' (27 Nov. 2003) CLICK HERE
The last sentence of his article states:-
(this above is a screen photo from the webpage source)
However, no amount of research has made it possible to ascertain whether he has produced any form of academic work in the field, though he did get a degree in religious studies in the 1950s at Leeds University. His claim of being "an expert in comparative religion" is therefore weak indeed.
Further articles examining William 'Bill' McKay Aitken and his article in The Week and his book on Sai Baba's life are found by clicking as follows:-
William Aitken’s Sai Baba Book. Major Flaws Says Scholar
Bill Aitken and Sathya Sai Baba. A Writer's Dilemma
William McKay (Bill) Aitken’s academic shortcomings
Sai Baba’s Service Projects (Seva) and Bill Aitken
William ‘Bill’Aitken’s dishonesty in full bloom
William Bill Aitken’s base attacks on serious critics
Is Sai Baba's followership increasing?
Note Feb. 9 2006: For reasons of wanting to keep a low profile after this blunder, Bill Aitken will almost certainly not reply to this and will most likely be unable to avoid the cloying embrace of his inevitable defender-to-be - Gerald 'Joe' Moreno.