Fearing the castigation of the critics, he never reads reviews of his own books.
carere (to be cut off from) (Latin)
castigation, detraction, disapprobation
If you have to throw a criminal out of the GATES of society, CAST him out the GATE - CASTiGATion. In olden days lower CAST people were severely criticized. u criticize severely and punish those who ask ur CASTE at the GATE Castigated sounds similar to castrated, which would be a harsh punishment for any guy. due to the CASTe system there is so much agitATION. therefore it is under severe criticism