“No mob can tell us what to write and what not to write”

“No mob can tell us what to write and…

“It has become a status symbol to be banned”, says Nayantara Sahgal with a smile on her face. Bold and unapologetic, the eminent author talks to Ishita Mehta of the Indian Cultural Forum about her latest novella The Fate of Butterflies, the recent withdrawal of her invitation from the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the attacks on writers and artists and their roles in the “unmaking of India”, the global political scenario, and more.

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Nayantara Sahgal: “It’s quite possible that the organisers were under political pressure”
Nayantara Sahgal in Conversation with Githa Hariharan on the Making & Unmaking of India
“Brand Lalla’s words on your heart”

Roundtable with Romila Thapar

Roundtable with Romila Thapar

We spoke to historian Romila Thapar in an attempt to uncover the historical background of dissent and debate in India, and how today, this tradition is aggressively being erased. The space for dialogue and discussion is shrinking in an ideological environment that increasingly shuns the practice of fundamental rationality. Watch it here: