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Ashis Nandy’s Predicament and Ours #JLF #FOE

January 30, 2013 tags: Ashis Nandy, caste, censorship, corruption, Jaipur Literary Festival by Shuddhabrata Sengupta, kafila.org For the past few days I have been preoccupied in one part of my mind in dealing with two reasons for anguish. The first reason has to do with the… Continue Reading →

What Ashis Nandy said #JLF

No room for nuance in this fragile republic   HARSH SETHI, The Hindu The HinduMISREADING THE CONVERSATION: The days when such an event would have been dismissed as irrelevant, if not comic, are now over. Instead, we want instant retributory… Continue Reading →

Right to dream should be fundamental right: Mahasweta Devi #JLF

Published: Friday, Jan 25, 2013, 9:00 IST By DNA Correspondent | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA “ ‘O to Live Again!’ – at my age, this desire is almost a mischievous one; look at all the damage I’ve done being around longer… Continue Reading →

Sri Aurobindo, Heehs and the fragility of faith

GAUTAM CHIKERMANE We banned Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, and provided the moral justification for a barbaric fatwa on his head by Iran’s then spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. As a result, Rushdie had to take refuge in the UK. Last month,… Continue Reading →

‘Freedom must bring responsibility’

IN 2008,the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) had organised an exhibition on MF Husain to protest the India Art Summit’s reluctance to display the legendary artist’s works. This attracted the ire of some right-wing groups who attacked SAHMAT. Ironically, they… Continue Reading →

Now, ‘Flashread’ to rescue freedom of speech

// Mail Today, New Delhi From Ramanujan‘s essay to Hussain’s paintings, Rushdie’s writings to Facebook musings, the issue of cultural censorship seems to be spreading like a disease in this country. But before it goes viral, activists have decided to… Continue Reading →

India: How to silence a nation

07 Feb 2012 Legal proceedings have been filed against four authors that read aloud from Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic verses. Salil Tripathi explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression. The saga refuses to end. The… Continue Reading →

Organisers wash hands off Amitava Ghosh, Hari Kunzru, others

 This was after Amitava Ghosh, Hari Kunzru, others read out passages from The Satanic Verses. This press release is being issued on behalf of the organizers of the Jaipur Literature Festival. It has come to their attention that certain delegates… Continue Reading →

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