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Writer Salil Tripathi's Twitter account restored after brief suspension over poem on Babri demolition
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Writer Salil Tripathi's Twitter account restored after brief suspension over poem on Babri demolition

Tripathi is a senior journalist and chairperson of the PEN International's Writers in Prison committee

30 years after fatwa, author Salman Rushdie says he doesn't want to hide, admits 'things are fine now'
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30 years after fatwa, author Salman Rushdie says he doesn't want to hide, admits 'things are fine now'

Like a kind of reverse Valentine, Tehran renewed the fatwa year after year. Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection

Kolkata Literary Festival 2019: Ramachandra Guha, Rajmohan Gandhi discuss the Mahatma on Day 3
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Kolkata Literary Festival 2019: Ramachandra Guha, Rajmohan Gandhi discuss the Mahatma on Day 3

The last day of the 2019 edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival featured discussions on food and Gandhi's brand of secularism

Hyderabad Literary Festival 2019: Ninth edition to feature Shabana Azmi, Shashi Deshpande, Sahitya Academy winners from Telangana
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Hyderabad Literary Festival 2019: Ninth edition to feature Shabana Azmi, Shashi Deshpande, Sahitya Academy winners from Telangana

Mallika Sarabhai, Salil Tripathi and Ketan Mehta will hold forth at the ninth edition of the Hyderabad Literary Festival

The book that could have been thoughtful, but wasn't: Salil Tripathi is forcing words into his experience
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The book that could have been thoughtful, but wasn't: Salil Tripathi is forcing words into his experience

But too often, Salil Tripathi is forcing the words onto his experience, seeking significance in every sentence he writes to match some other writer’s thoughts.

And then I fainted: Survivors remember rape during the Bangladesh War
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And then I fainted: Survivors remember rape during the Bangladesh War

In his book The Colonel Who Would Not Repent about the Bangladesh war and its legacy, Salil Tripathi devotes a chapter to the stories of the women who were raped during Bangladesh's freedom struggle.

Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate: But who cares about the children?
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Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate: But who cares about the children?

ICHR chief Y Sudershan Rao wants to accurately date the sacred texts. The Marxist historians debate this hindutva version of history. In the middle of this debate, social sciences tend to be the biggest loser.