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Dark Underbelly: The Truth Behind Bans And Ostracisations In Hindi Literature

Just below the enlightened portals of the Hindi literary world is the darkness of the Hindi public sphere and the Hindi publishing world

02 September 2022

Nazir Mansuri

Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

With 'Jamjaal', the world awaits the emergence of a Gujarati Proust, novelist Nazir Mansuri, whose magnum opus—expected to be the world’s longest novel—is a work in progress


Bloomsbury Row: Indian Liberals Are Neither Indian Nor Liberal

Publishing house Bloomsbury India withdrew its book Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story apparently under pressure from the 'Left Liberals' intelligentsia. Bahubali and recently Chaturanga author Anand Nilakantan argues no...


Verse And Valour: A Bahujan Poet’s Lonely Fight With Goa’s Influential GSB Community

Former BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh’s 'Sudhirsukta' challenged and lyrically raged against the overwhe­lming social dominance of Goa’s inf­luential Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) caste. Wagh belonged to the Bahujan Samaj, a...

02 September 2022

Delhi HC Refuses To Entertain Plea To Ban Salman Khurshid’s Book

The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to the Centre and Delhi government to ban the sale and publication of Congress leader Salman Khurshid's book “Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood In...


Kerala CM Backs Writer Over Novel Controversy

In a statement issued here, Vijayan said his government was with the writers in the matter of freedom of expression and it would not allow any attack on them.

23 July 2018

Writer Salman Rushdie has received death threats over his book The Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses Is Not The Only Book To Be Banned, Here Are Others That Were Banned

Salman Rushdie is not the only author whose book has attracted blatant detestation. There are umpteen number of instances when books have been banned as they hurt sentiments of a community or threatened the authority of the...

13 August 2022

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