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Attack On Salman Rushdie: Will Writers Be Able To Create Their Works Without Fear?

What will be the effect of the violent attack on Salman Rushdie globally? How will writers mould themselves in the future? Will the percentage of self-censorship go up?

I beg to disagree: Artwork by Subodh Kerkar, acrylic on canvas

“The opponents of the novel may certainly be entitled to its critique, as the proponents of the novel are entitled to applaud it. But shutting down life of the town, holding it to ransom and effecting threats to the author is not the way.”

—From the judgement delivered by the Madras high court in the ‘Mathorupagan’ case on July 5, 2016.

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