India: Writers Quit Vikram Sampath’s Literature Fest Over Award Wapsi Row1 min read
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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