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Salman Rushdie at Jaipur Literature Festival 2012

January 23, 2012

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Yes, Salman Rushdie will be a part of the Jaipur Literature Festival – 2012 finally! Don’t believe it? Believe it or not, this is what is true. True that Rushdie won’t be physically present, But he will be addressing the festival through video conferencing at 3:34 pm IST on Tuesday; January 24, 2012. He has […]

Rushdie and Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 – an Afterword

January 23, 2012

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Rushdie controversy instead of dying down, seems to be growing with each passing day. The latest development has been that the four authors (Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar, Jeet Thayil and Ruchir Joshi), who read excerpts from Salman Rushdie’s controversial book ‘Satanic Verses’ as a mark of protest, have left the Jaipur Literature Festival – 2012 […]

Author of Controversial Gandhi Book in India

January 21, 2012

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The controversy does not begin and end with Salman Rushdie this Jaipur Literature Festival (2012). We have another controversial author in India. He is Joseph Lelyveld, the author of ‘Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India’. The book when published was received with opposing voices from some Hindu groups. They were outraged after […]

Rushdie and Jaipur Literature Festival 2012

January 21, 2012

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Amitava Kumar and Hari Kunzru reading out from ‘Satanic Verses’       Photo Courtesy: India Today There was a clear cut proof of the protest of the authors over Salman Rushdie issue. The controversial author of ‘Satanic Verses’, Rushdie had announced that he won’t be attending the Festival. The literary community had already been […]

Latest Issue of ‘The Literary Jewels’

January 17, 2012

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‘The Literary Jewels’  Issue: January-March, 2012 The latest issue of ‘The Literary Jewels’ – an online magazine of Art, Culture and Education is available now. You can access it here: The Literary Jewels A GLANCE AT THE CONTENTS: Cover StoryChetan Bhagat: The Story ‘Seller’ Book ReviewRevolution 2020 Photo EssayFaith and Nature Special FeaturesJaipur Literature Festival […]

Salman Rushdie’s India Visit Cancelled

January 17, 2012

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TIME FOR SOME NEWS UPDATE FOLKS!! The much talked about Salman Rushdie’s visit to India during the Jaipur Literature Festival – 2012 is again in news. But now for the exactly opposite reasons, that is, the calling off of Rushdie’s visit. The visit was cancelled after Rajasthan govermnent raised fears of security threat. Rajasthan police […]

Salman Rushdie in India

January 11, 2012

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Salman Rushdie  Salman Rushdie, the famed author of ‘Midnight’s Children’ has been in news ever since it was announced that he’ll be visiting the Jaipur Literature Festival – 2012, to be held at Jaipur from 20 to 24 January this year. After that there were a few voices of protest on Rushdie being granted a […]