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Former union minister P Chidambaram addresses during the launch of a book, 'Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives', in New Delhi.

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Author Shobha De during Kolkata Literacy Festival 2020, in Kolkata.

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In this file photo, Bangalore-born, US-based, author Madhuri Vijay poses for a photo. Madhuri Vijay bagged the Crossword Book Award for her novel on Kashmir, joining the pantheon of eminent Indian writers like Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, and Kiran Desai.

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Legendary poet Shankha Ghosh (R) with Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen releases noted author late 'Nabanita Deb Sen's Collections of Writings-2' during her 83rd birthday,at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepts the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for "Fleabag" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Amish Tripathi

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Pratap Bhanu Mehta (right) with Vinod Mehta’s wife Sumita Mehta and Major General Ashok Mehta (retd) at the Vinod Mehta memorial lecture in New Delhi.

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Wife Saraswathy Ganapathy, daughter Shalmali and son Raghu Karnad leave after the last rites of the noted actor, filmmaker and playwright Girish Karnad at a cremetorium in Bengaluru. Karnad, 81, died in a hospital in Bengaluru, Monday morning.

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People pay their last respect to the mortal remains of the noted actor, filmmaker and playwright Girish Karnad before his last rites, in Bengaluru.

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File photo of actor-writer Girish Karnad, who passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the age of 81 after a prolonged illness in Bengaluru.

In this file photo, Veteran Actor, Theatre Personality Girish Karnad gestures during an interview.

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In this file photo, Naseeruddin Shah and Girish Karnad at a session at Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.

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In this file photo, (From Left) Outlook Editor-in-Chief Vinod Mehta, writer Arundhati Roy, playwright and actor Girish Karnad and writer Mahasweta Devi during a press conference of the Forum for the Protection of Free Speech and Expression in support of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in New Delhi.

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Honorary doctorates reflect as much light on the bestowed as on the bestower. The University of Southern California has decided to honour Girish Karnad, playwright, director and actor par excellence thus recently. Ratan Tata, a trustee of the varsity, was near at hand.

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Actor and playwriter Girish Karnad, left, in conversation with British playwriter David Hare during the Jaipur Literature Festival. Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie cancelled plans to appear at the Indian literature festival Friday after protests from Muslim clerics and warnings that he could be targeted for assassination over his controversial 'The Satanic Verses'.

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Ananthamurthy with Karnad

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Noted playwright and actor Girish Karnad and Marula Siddappa join a protest against the ban on beef eating in Bengaluru.

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Actor and playwright Girish Karnad speaks at "The State of the State Conclave, Karnataka" in Bengaluru.

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Actor-writer Girish Karnad addresses during the 7th edition of 'Bangalore Literature Festival' (BLF), in Bengaluru

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Chinese dissident writer Ma Jian, second from right, walks at the Tai Kwun venue, which is hosting the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, in Hong Kong.

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Chinese dissident writer Ma Jian waves to media after arriving Hong Kong international airport. Despite Mallet's rejection, Hong Kong permitted dissident writer Ma Jian to enter to attend a literary festival, even after an arts venue in the city canceled his appearance. Ma, whose novels frequently satirize China's communist leaders, told reporters he experienced nothing unusual while passing through passport control and that organizers were still lining-up a place for him to speak. "The lecture will definitely happen. If there is a single Hong Kong person who is willing to listen, or a single reader who contacts me, I will be there," Ma said.

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And sometimes, ­protocol must be broken: then President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visits the ailing Khushwant Singh at his ­residence, 2007.

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Vroom vroom, ­coming in for a hug. Arundhati Roy ­celebrated her 1997 Booker Prize win with a mildly ­enthusiastic Pradip Krishen in London.

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In this image taken from CCTV video that emerged Monday Oct. 22, 2018, purportedly showing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, at an apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey, just hours before his death in the Saudi Arabian Consulate. The video was broadcast by the pro-Turkish government Turkish television channel A News, and was said to be obtained via Turkey's security sources.

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Author and social commentator Salman Rushdie talks about the start of his writing career during the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. Award-winning authors Jesmyn Ward and Rick Bragg joined a number of Southern writers representing nonfiction, fiction, novels, cookbooks, children's books, environmental, history and photography, at the fourth Mississippi Book Festival.

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Mohammed Hanif

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VaraVara Rao, Ideologue and writer

Novelist Arundhati Roy presents her book "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" at the Parco della Musica Auditorium, in Rome.

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Author Salman Rushdie poses for photographers at a signing for his new book 'Home', in London.

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