Jaipur Literature Festival dumps ‘award wapsi’ writers, picks up RSS ideologues

Just one month is left for the 10th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) and it is already in controversy. This time, for dumping the prominent writers who supported or were a part of the ‘award wapsi’ protest.

That is not it, JLF has included the ideologues of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for the upcoming event. Manmohan Vaidya, the head of RSS’s communications department and Dattatreya Hosabale, a joint general secretary of the RSS will be spotted in the 10th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.

On the other hand, the regular attendees of the event including Ashok Vajpeyi, Uday Prakash and K. Satchidanandan, have not been invited this time around. As the information was circulated, the smart social media users picked up the reason for the growing clout of RSS and absence of regular participants. Read more

Source: India Samvad