- Conversations in the Library: Amartya Sen & Salman Rushdie
Conversations in the Library: Amartya Sen & Salman Rushdie
Amartya Sen and Salman Rushdie discuss transcultural migration, Indian verbosity, the recent or not-so-recent invention of Indian identity, freedom’s economic components, class similarities in the victims of Hindu/Muslim violence, the unholy alliance between Islamic extremism and Western parochialism, and the clash-of-civilizations thesis at Conversations in the Library, part of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival.
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"A shadow lies upon the country we loved so deeply." Written before Friday's attack, but first published today, read @SalmanRushdie's contribution to PEN America's #IndiaAt75 project in The @guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/15/salman-rushdies-grave-fears-for-indian-democracy-published-in-pen-anthology #India #SalmanRushdie
Salman Rushdie shows us that free speech is life itself
Rushdie knows how vital, how serious the business of storytelling is. Yet in my encounters with him he never took himself seriously, writes @EricaWgnr in @NewStatesman #SalmanRushdie #FreedomToWrite https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2022/08/salman-rushdies-books-show-free-speech-life-itself
@PENamerica, K Desai @saliltripathi curate a majestic set of writers on #IndiaAt75. @SalmanRushdie midnight’s child says a writer's work is "stop the world from going to sleep." Here they write to keep India’s tryst with destiny to "awake to light and freedom." - incl Saumya Roy https://twitter.com/saliltripathi/status/1559033410034831360