January 20, 2021

KITAAB

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Another author in Tamil Nadu attacked for book

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Last month, Tamil author Perumal Murugan’s self-proclaimed “death” following protests against his books spurred a debate about freedom of expression. Now another author has been attacked in Chennai by activists who allege that his book has portrayed their community in poor light.

Pulliyur Murugesan’s book, a collection of short stories, has upset members of the Kongu Vellalar community, who have demanded a ban on it.

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