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I was honored and overwhelmed to contribute my piece, "Istiqlal," to this incredible collection. Threats to Indian (and U.S.) democracy are palpable, and frightening. May all beings be free, and free from harm. Keep writing, my people. #SalmanRushdie #IndiaAt75 #FreedomToWrite https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1559162982604709890
On the 75th anniversary of a democratically challenged India, @PENamerica has collected musings from a slew of notable Indian and diaspora writers. I am honored to be among them. Do take a look and read. Thank you @suketumehta @saliltripathi Kiran Desai https://pen.org/india-at-75/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug
As India celebrates #IndependenceDay2022, what should be a moment of celebration and joy has become a moment of deep despair and reflection.
Through our #IndiaAt75 project, PEN America is uniting authors to both write about—and defend—free expression and democratic ideals.