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India: “No mob can tell us what to write and what not to writeâ€

Friday 1 March 2019, by siawi3

Source: https://indianculturalforum.in/2019/02/27/nayantara-sahgal-no-mob-can-tell-us-what-to-write-and-what-not-to-write/

Nayantara Sahgal: “No mob can tell us what to write and what not to writeâ€

Ishita Mehta in conversation with Nayantara Sahgal

February 27, 2019

“It has become a status symbol to be banned”, says Nayantara Sahgal with a smile on her face. Bold and unapologetic, the eminent author talks to Ishita Mehta of the Indian Cultural Forum about her latest novella The Fate of Butterflies, the recent withdrawal of her invitation from the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the attacks on writers and artists and their roles in the “unmaking of India”, the global political scenario, and more.

Video here 14:47