Jaipur Literature Festival: Debating the need for a fine line between artistic freedom & insulting beliefs


Playwright and actor Girish Karnad best summed up the danger facing writers: not electronic screens, but the forces that want to destroy books. The issue has such resonance now that a session at the annual Jaipur Literature Festival on whether commerce was killing good writing morphed into a dialectic on how far one’s freedom of speech extends.

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