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Will return award if Sahitya Akademi doesn't make a clear stand, says novelist Anita Desai

Oct 21, 2015    

London: Noted novelist Anita Desai has said she will return her Sahitya Award if the Akademi does not make it clear that it is not a government body but an independent one that exists to defend free speech and the right to question and dissent.Her comments came after at least 34 writers, over the past weeks, handed over their Sahitya Akademi awards in the aftermath of the killing of Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and Dadri lynching incident, among other issues.[caption id="attachment_2477042" align="alignleft" width="380"]Read More