Sanjoy K Roy has said it was his decision to call off the video link to Salman Rushdie, even while the police assured him of maintaining order at the festival.
What went down behind the scenes at the Jaipur Literature Festival with the Rushdie drama? William Dalrymple tells the backstory.
Our commenters had much to say about Justice Markandey Katju's observations on Salman Rushdie and the Jaipur Literary Festival and our views on the article titled 'Now Rushdie! Why this kolaveri, Mr Katju?'.
Hours after fringe elements entered Diggi Palace protesting against Salman Rushdie, protestors were invited on stage and challenged to an intellectual debate on the issue.
While the crux of the author's conversation will be his 1981 book Midnight's Children, the author is also expected to talk about his life, career and the various problems he has faced over his writing.
In 1988, Salman Rushdie wrote a stinging letter to Rajiv Gandhi for banning his book. What he said then holds goods even now of the Indian state
Salman Rushdie would have been the biggest literary celebrity at Jaipur. But in his absence, he became even bigger, hovering over the festival like Banquo’s ghost. It was hard to find a session that didn’t mention the man.
Freedom is a wonderful feeling but it must not be at the cost of the freedom of others.
A lot of the finger pointing at the Jaipur Literature Festival this year is tinged with hypocrisy.
Can free speech and free thought collude with the corporate sector? Should we just be happy saying what we want from tainted podiums?