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Attention must be paid: Maharashtra's action against Salman Rushdie's tweet is dangerous

Feb 13, 2015    

"All writers are lunatics," author Cornelia Funke observed in her novel, Inkspell. As insightful observations go, this one deserves to be framed, especially in the current era of glamour shots, press interviews and literary festivals during which writers are either on their best behaviour or bored (sometimes both). Culture in the present day and age shepherded as it is by PR, marketing, law suits and social media outrage has entered the age of political correctness. What this will yield in terms of the quality of the art we produce is something future generations can judge. At pres...

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