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Why Free Speech Loses in India #FOS #Censorship

 BY JONATHAN SHAININ The news from India these days is rarely cheery. The country’s long-overdue winning streak in the international press, which saw old clichés upgraded to shiny new high-tech models, ended around 2010. Since then, the headlines have been relentlessly… Continue Reading →

Download – The Hindus An Alternative History – Wendy Doniger

  THE PROBLEM: THINGS WITHOUT WORDS, WORDS WITHOUT THINGS (Page 91-92) What was the relationship between the people who composed the Vedas (the ancient Sanskrit texts beginning with the Rig Veda, in around 1500 BCE) and the people who lived in… Continue Reading →

Give up your Copyright, Penguin-Chicken ! #Censorship

 Lawrence Liang, readers serve legal notice on Doniger publisher By Kian Ganz Friday, 14 February 2014, Penguin Chicken (via Twitter, Bhavin Patel)Advocate Lawrence Liang, part of the Bangalore-based Alternative Law Forum, has issued a legal notice to Penguin India, claiming that… Continue Reading →

Indian Writers ask Penguin to cancel contracts #FOE #Censorship

Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 06:00 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA Manisha Pande In a move unheard of in modern publishing, two of Penguin’s well-known authors Siddharth Varadarajan and Jyotirmaya Sharma have asked the publisher to cancel… Continue Reading →

Penguin’s disappointing surrender #Censorship

A quarter century ago, Penguin had published another controversial book, Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ Salil Tripathi  Photo: Miles Stepto/Shimer College/Wikimedia Commons This is not a ban; it is surrender. There is no nicer way to put it. Rather than… Continue Reading →

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