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Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life
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Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life

The decomposing corpses of ideas feed and sustain the toxic cesspool our intellectual and social life has become

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost
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For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost

Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions

Authors, intellectuals sign a letter backing worldwide anti-racism protests, lament rising intolerance
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Authors, intellectuals sign a letter backing worldwide anti-racism protests, lament rising intolerance

American linguist and activist Noam Chomsky, veteran women’s rights campaigner Gloria Steinem, authors JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie, and journalist Fareed Zakaria were among the signatories.

Namita Gokhale's new book, Jaipur Journals, is a glimpse into multiple stories unfolding over five days of JLF
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Namita Gokhale's new book, Jaipur Journals, is a glimpse into multiple stories unfolding over five days of JLF

In Namita Gokhale’s Jaipur Journals, we are taken in five days through the lives of some interesting characters who are in one capacity or another part of what is often referred to as the Kumbh Mela of Literature, the Jaipur Literature Festival.

'Champion of good books, and a more humane culture': Sonny Mehta, Knopf Editor, remembered by his writers
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'Champion of good books, and a more humane culture': Sonny Mehta, Knopf Editor, remembered by his writers

Sonny Mehta, the Indian-born, Cambridge-educated editor who for more than 30 years presided over Alfred A Knopf and the New York publishing scene with seemingly effortless grace and erudition, died Monday at 77

Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenship
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Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenship

According to multiple reports, more than 260 writers, journalists, artists and activists, in a written statement released by PEN America have urged the government to review its decision to revoke writer and journalist Aatish Taseer’s OIC

Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels
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Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels

Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, while Atwood has previously won for 2000's The Blind Assassin.

Peter Handke wins Nobel Prize in Literature: Even after Arnault affair, the Swedish Academy just can’t get it right
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Peter Handke wins Nobel Prize in Literature: Even after Arnault affair, the Swedish Academy just can’t get it right

Instead of cribbing about the backlash, the Swedish Academy should have picked a worthier candidate than Peter Handke.

Peter Handke Nobel Prize row: Choice of 2019 Literature Laureate prompts criticism from Salman Rushdie, Albanian PM Edi Rama
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Peter Handke Nobel Prize row: Choice of 2019 Literature Laureate prompts criticism from Salman Rushdie, Albanian PM Edi Rama

Peter Handke's Nobel Prize for Literature 2019 win has been embroiled in controversy and backlash, since in the past, he had publicly suggested that Sarajevo’s Muslims were responsible for their own massacre, later blaming the Serbs. Many shared their discontent on Twitter.

Midnight's Children: Vishal Bhardwaj reveals his Netflix adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel has been put on hold
Entertainment

Midnight's Children: Vishal Bhardwaj reveals his Netflix adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel has been put on hold

Vishal Bhardwaj was roped in to serve as the showrunner of Netflix's adaptation of Midnight's Children.

Quichotte book review: Salman Rushdie struggles to bring the sprawling satire to life
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Quichotte book review: Salman Rushdie struggles to bring the sprawling satire to life

Rushdie has continued in quasi-fantastic, magical-satirical vein but his new novel Quichotte is a development in that it is not positioned as magical realism but explicitly as satire. Whatever ‘magic’ is in evidence is decidedly authorial conceit.

Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honour
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Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honour

Former Booker winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are in the running for the literary honour for Quichotte and The Testaments respectively.

Not much to celebrate on 15 August owing to atrocities in Kashmir, claims novelist Salman Rushdie
India

Not much to celebrate on 15 August owing to atrocities in Kashmir, claims novelist Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, an international British-Indian novelist also took to the microblogging site to express his views on Kashmir. He said that there 'isn't much to celebrate on 15 August' owing to the atrocities happening in the state.

Booker Prize Longlist 2019: Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among those nominated for literary award
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Booker Prize Longlist 2019: Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among those nominated for literary award

Also nominated for the Booker is Lucy Ellmann for Ducks, Newburyport which consists of a single sentence, a stream-of-consciousness written over a 1000 pages.

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

The Satanic Verses, 30 years later: Salman Rushdie's novel is a manifesto for our times
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The Satanic Verses, 30 years later: Salman Rushdie's novel is a manifesto for our times

The decades since The Satanic Verses appeared has seen a hardening of the belief, in the pursuit of peace amid multicultural societies, offence ought not be permitted. This idea, in turn, rests on another: that our beliefs and ideas are so important that they ought not face challenge.