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Nov 28, 2015
Govt's decison to ban Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was wrong, says P ChidambaramTwenty-seven years after the Rajiv Gandhi government banned Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said it was "wrong."
Nov 24, 2015
Divine Bovine controversy: While battling the demon of intolerance, let us not forget the monster of literalismThe recent controversy over the Divine Bovine, an installation mounted at the Jaipur Art Summit, underscores the threat literalism poses to our imagination, in the process negating symbolism, stifling irony, and insisting on affixing one meaning to our reading of texts, works of art, and even our past.
Nov 13, 2015
Concerns over freedom of speech in India discussed with Modi: David CameronBritish Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said that the concerns of freedom of speech raised by over 200 authors in an open letter to him were discussed during talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Oct 15, 2015
Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, toleranceWhile Modi has spoken out briefly on Dadri and other acts of intolerance by fringe groups, he needs to take a higher moral ground to become truly credible. He must take the fight into his opponents' camp, but it needs bold action too.
Oct 14, 2015
Railing against Chetan Bhagat betrays political bias of Sahitya Akademi award returnersIt is good that writers are speaking out against intolerance by returning their Sahitya Akademi awards, but many of their reasons and observations betray their biases as well
Oct 13, 2015
I oppose all attacks on free speech, says Salman Rushdie to 'Modi Toadies'Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie, who came under attack for backing authors protesting against "rising intolerance" in the country, rubbished the criticism by "Modi Toadies", saying he supported no political party but was against "thuggish violence"
Oct 08, 2015
Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair after Salman Rushdie invited as guest speakerIran on Wednesday said that it will boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair after organisers invited the controversial author Salman Rushdie, whom Iranian scholars said should be killed, as a guest speaker.
Mar 24, 2015
Indian-origin author in South Africa brutally beaten up for praising Salman RushdieAn Indian-origin author in South Africa was brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie.
Mar 11, 2015
Salman Rushdie to join New York University journalism facultySalman Rushdie will teach and advise journalism students at New York University as Distinguished Writer in Residence.
Feb 13, 2015
Attention must be paid: Maharashtra's action against Salman Rushdie's tweet is dangerousMost authors are opinionated, prone to emotional outbursts and the sort who bear grudges.