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Jan 21, 2012
JLF 2012: Writing fraternity divided over 'Satanic Verses' protestThe 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.
Jan 22, 2012
Why 'free speech' fled from the Jaipur Literary FestivalThe 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.
Jan 20, 2012
Jaipur Lit Fest: Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar read out from Rushdie's Satanic VersesThe 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.
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.
Sep 12, 2011
In memoriam: Indian American writers remember 9/11Those 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.