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JLF decided to call off Rushdie link despite police assurance: Sanjoy Roy
India

JLF decided to call off Rushdie link despite police assurance: Sanjoy Roy

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.

No Indian politician was willing to welcome Rushdie: Dalrymple
Politics

No Indian politician was willing to welcome Rushdie: Dalrymple

What went down behind the scenes at the Jaipur Literature Festival with the Rushdie drama? William Dalrymple tells the backstory.

Reader Debate: Now Rushdie! Why this kolaveri, Mr Katju?
India

Reader Debate: Now Rushdie! Why this kolaveri, Mr Katju?

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?'.

Why must intellectuals be second-class citizens?
India

Why must intellectuals be second-class citizens?

The politicisation of our minds has been self-defeating. The country must show intolerant groups, in any community, their place.

Jaipur's shame: Ashok Gehlot
Politics

Jaipur's shame: Ashok Gehlot

With Rushdie a no-show at the Jaipur Festival even over a video link, the man to blame in Rajasthan's Chief Minister who showed a complete lack of spine.

While waiting for Rushdie, JLF also happened
Life

While waiting for Rushdie, JLF also happened

A Jaipur Literature Festival happened over the last five days. There was another chimeral festival running parallely; it was called 'Waiting for Rushdie'.

Shehan Karunatilaka: An unlikely literary star
Life

Shehan Karunatilaka: An unlikely literary star

Winner of the DSC South Asian Literary prize, Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka's Chinman is a sports novel that has transcended sport.

Politics wins: Rushdie affair ends in an inconclusive debate
India

Politics wins: Rushdie affair ends in an inconclusive debate

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.

Rushdie is welcome in Delhi: Dikshit
India

Rushdie is welcome in Delhi: Dikshit

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said one may have differences with what Salman Rushdie writes but the "very, very eminent" writer is welcome in the capital.

Rushdie video link cancelled
Politics

Rushdie video link cancelled

The video link with Rushdie scheduled for 3.45pm is uncertain following protests and a death threat against organizer William Dalrymple

Uncertainty over: Rushdie will address Lit Fest via NDTV
India

Uncertainty over: Rushdie will address Lit Fest via NDTV

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.

When Rushdie called Rajiv a philistine, an opportunist
Life

When Rushdie called Rajiv a philistine, an opportunist

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

Between Bigg Boss and Un-banning: the Rushdie affair continues
Life

Between Bigg Boss and Un-banning: the Rushdie affair continues

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.

Fresh row over Rushdie, doubts over video link
India

Fresh row over Rushdie, doubts over video link

A fresh row broke out today over Salman Rushdie with the Rajasthan government saying it will not allow the controversial author's proposed video link address to the Jaipur Literature Festival without its permission.

JLF: There's no such thing as a free lit fest
India

JLF: There's no such thing as a free lit fest

Or even a free Jaipur Literature Festival. Somebody has to pay for it; be it in the form of high delegate fees or in the form of low fees, subsidised by sponsors.

Your rights do not include right to offend or right to steal
India

Your rights do not include right to offend or right to steal

Freedom is a wonderful feeling but it must not be at the cost of the freedom of others.

Hypocrisy is the real tragedy at the Jaipur Literature Festival
Life

Hypocrisy is the real tragedy at the Jaipur Literature Festival

A lot of the finger pointing at the Jaipur Literature Festival this year is tinged with hypocrisy.

Rushdie to address JLF tomorrow via video
Life

Rushdie to address JLF tomorrow via video

According to the latest new reports it appears Rushdie will be attending the festival via video link tomorrow at 3.45 pm. However Jaipur police has said that organisers need permission for this as well.

The tragedy and farce of JLF, the greatest literary show
Life

The tragedy and farce of JLF, the greatest literary show

Can free speech and free thought collude with the corporate sector? Should we just be happy saying what we want from tainted podiums?