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On #IndependenceDay2022, after the attack on @SalmanRushdie (who wrote stunningly on this day’s power in Midnight’s Children♥️), I’m thinking about how critical #FreedomOfSpeech is to any #democracy
Sharing a #poem published today by @PENamerica to commemorate #IndiaAt75
"We forgot that nothing is permanent, least of all freedom"—@ghazalawahab
Read all the contributions to PEN America's #IndiaAt75 anthology at: http://PEN.org/india-at-75
For the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, I participated in this extraordinary project, which brings together over a hundred Indian and diaspora writers to reflect on free expression and democracy https://pen.org/india-at-75/