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The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)

Dec 27, 2012

The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)

There's nothing like a good feud to make a lit fest come alive. Forget the year in books. Here's the year in literary feuds and what they reveal about what you need to cook up a rip roaring literary catfight. #Salman Rushdie #LiteraryPalate #Chetan Bhagat #Amitav Ghosh #VS Naipaul #Jaipur Literary Festival #Girish Karnad #Rear View 2012
Now, Girish Karnad calls Tagore 'second-rate playwright'

Nov 10, 2012

Now, Girish Karnad calls Tagore 'second-rate playwright'

After his public criticism of VS Naipaul, writer-actor Girish Karnad has kicked up a fresh storm by calling Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore a "second-rate playwright". #Rabindranath Tagore #WhoSaidWhat #VS Naipaul #Girish Karnad
The importance of VS Naipaul's 'Islamophobia'

Nov 09, 2012

The importance of VS Naipaul's 'Islamophobia'

V S Naipaul's critics condemn him for nurturing a vehement antipathy towards Islam. But is that also means to reconstructing a cultural history with more clarity? #VS Naipaul #GoodReads
The utter boorishness of Girish Karnad's secularism

Nov 03, 2012

The utter boorishness of Girish Karnad's secularism

In the name of secularism, can Girish Karnad take his audience and hosts for granted? #VS Naipaul #Literature Live! #Girish Karnad
Naipaul says he won't write about India any more

Nov 01, 2012

Naipaul says he won't write about India any more

Nobel laureate VS Naipaul has flatly declared he would no longer write about India or its people, giving a shock to the who's who of Mumbai's literary circles and glitterati at the ongoing five-day literary festival here. #BuzzPatrol #VS Naipaul #Mumbai Lit Fest

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Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Nov 11, 2012

Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Much of what Naipaul has said about Islam's damage to native cultures, based on field reportage, is visible and indisputable unless one is blind to what is around. #Islam #Music #Islamophobia #VS Naipaul #Secularism #Girish Karnad
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Nov 05, 2011

What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo. #Literature #V. S. Naipaul #Charles Dickens #ThinkFest #VS Naipaul
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