Sony Computer Entertainment has released a video game that has been inspired by a deity from the religion of Hinduism. However Rajan Zed, an Indo-American statesman wants the game withdrawn.
The video game is called Hanuman: Boy Warrior and players control Hindu god Lord Hanuman using a joystick, button, and a keyboard. Zed believes that doing so is “denigration.” Hanuman plays a vital role in the story of the Ramayana, an epic tale where there is a battle against King Ravana. Sony begins the game as a “growing up” of Lord Hanuman where he is powerless but gains powers throughout the game.
The game is only available for sale in India as of right now. Atindriya Bose, country manager of Sony stated that there was a lot of consulting with prominent Indian scholars while designing the game. He said that the aim is to encourage young Indians the stories of Lord Hanuman.