• Debate is Being Crushed and Dissent Outlawed in Today’s India: Nayantara Sahgal

    Dissenting writers and journalists are being shot dead by passing vigilantes

    September 26, 2017

    In this Indian Writers Forum conversation, eminent writer Nayantara Sahgal talks to Githa Hariharan about the shrinking of the enriched, inclusive idea of India – which took shape as the result of the freedom struggle – into a monoculture. This monoculture is being called “Hindu”, but what is today projected as Hinduism is a travesty of Hinduism. Hindutva is a distortion of Hinduism. Today debate is being crushed and dissent has been outlawed. Dissenting writers and journalists are being shot dead by passing vigilantes.

     

     

    First published in Newsclick.

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