January 24, 2021

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India: Writers Quit Vikram Sampath’s Literature Fest Over Award Wapsi Row

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Murmurs against Vikram Sampath, director of the Bangalore Literature Festival, are growing louder, with several writers and speakers withdrawing from its panels.

The festival, scheduled for December 5 and 6, brings to the city distinguished authors from across India.

Sampath, author of a book on the Mysore royalty and biographer of singer Gauhar Jan, has recently signed a letter with other historians and writers, accusing award returns as “hypocritical attempts to claim the moral high ground”.

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