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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 […]

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 […]

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2011

February 10, 2011

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For the first time award was given at the Jaipur Literature Festival, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. In January 2011, this US $ 50,000 award was conferred upon H.M. Naqvi for his novel ‘Home Boy’, published by Harper Collins India. The Chairperson of the Jury, Nilanjana S. Roy declared that while finalizing the shortlist […]

Jaipur Literature Festival 2011 – My Initial Experience

January 17, 2011

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The Entrance Gate of Jaipur Literature Festival 2011 It was my first brush with such a huge number of authors at one place, all coming together to make the occasion all the more happening. Yes, it was at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2011 that went on from 21 to 25 January. As we headed towards […]