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Why 'free speech' fled from the Jaipur Literary Festival

Jan 22, 2012

Why 'free speech' fled from the Jaipur Literary Festival

The four authors who read passages from The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie's banned book, have fled from the festival for fear of arrest. Notions of free speech too are packing their bags. #Salman Rushdie #Censorship #Freedom of Speech #Amitava Kumar #William Dalrymple #The Satanic Verses #JLF2012 #Hari Kunzru
JLF 2012: Writing fraternity divided over 'Satanic Verses' protest

Jan 21, 2012

JLF 2012: Writing fraternity divided over 'Satanic Verses' protest

The writing fraternity at Jaipur Literature Festival appears divided over actions of a group of authors who read from his banned book as a mark of protest. #Salman Rushdie #Amitava Kumar #Satanic Verses #JLF2012
Jaipur Lit Fest: Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar read out from Rushdie's Satanic Verses

Jan 20, 2012

Jaipur Lit Fest: Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar read out from Rushdie's Satanic Verses

The organisers stepped in and asked the authors to not go ahead with the reading, and issued a press release later, distancing themselves from the incident. #NewsTracker #Amitava Kumar #Satanic Verses #Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 #Hari Kunzru
In memoriam: Indian American writers remember 9/11

Sep 12, 2011

In memoriam: Indian American writers remember 9/11

Those who lived through 9/11 will always remember where they were when they heard the news. Ten years later, well-known Indian Americans writers and thinkers talk about the legacy of that Tuesday morning. #Arun Gandhi #Chitra Divakaruni #Amitava Kumar #Manil Suri #Vijay Prashad #Suvir Saran #Rajiv Joseph #Mira Kamdar #Remembering 9/11
Amitava Kumar remembers 9/11: 'It was as if I arrived drunk at a funeral'

Sep 11, 2011

Amitava Kumar remembers 9/11: 'It was as if I arrived drunk at a funeral'

The first piece I wrote on September 11 contained some angry words for the US, at its neglect for what the rest of the world thought of it. #Indira Gandhi #9/11 anniversary #Amitava Kumar #Remembering 9/11
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