Tag Archives: Bhalchandra Nemade

Maharashtra govt backs Nemade, plans action against Rushdie tweet

Salman_RushdieThe Maharashtra government’s home department is examining the possibility of initiating action against Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie who used “objectionable language” against Jnanpith Award winner Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade in a tweet. Read more

Salman Rushdie hits back at Jnanpith winner Bhalchandra Nemade

Salman RushdieWriter Salman Rushdie has lashed out at Jnanpith award-winning Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade for his comment that Rushdie’s works lacked literary merit.

Shortly after being chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award on Friday, Mr. Nemade made the remarks at a felicitation programme organised by the Matrubhasha Samvardhan Sabha in Mumbai. He dismissed the works of Mr. Rushdie and V.S. Naipaul as “pandering to the West.” Mr. Rushdie’s works after Midnight’s Children lacked literary merit, he said. Read more

Ban English, says Jnanpith winner, hits out at Naipaul and Rushdie

On a day he was declared winner of the 2014 Jnanpith award, India’s highest literary honour, Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade described English as a ” killer language” and calling for its banning from the field of education in India. He also sharply criticized two Indian-origin writers, V S Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, for “pandering to the West” and dismissed their works as being of little value. Read more