• “Making the National Anthem Compulsory in Cinema Halls is a Call to Violence”: Sadanand Menon

    December 17, 2016

    We spoke to Sadanand Menon, cultural theorist and commentator, at Tepantar Theatre Village, located in the village of Satkhania, Burdwan. Each time there is an attack on freedom of speech and expression, we rush to the courts as a means of refuge. A thriving democracy cannot operate in this manner, he said. He also discussed the Madras High Court judgement in favour of Perumal Murugan, and called it a step ahead from the Delhi High Court judgement, which was in favour of the painter, M.F. Hussain. Watch the video below, to hear him explain the difference between the two judgements:

    See our previous interview with Sadanand Menon on the increasing attacks on writers, and attacks here.

    Also see our interview with writer Githa Hariharan on the judgement here.

    Also see our interview with Perumal Murugan's publisher Kannan Sundaram here.



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