Best-selling Indian author says banned writers not “heroes”

Posted: 21/01/2012 in Uncategorized

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) – Best-selling Indian writer Chetan Bhagat on Saturday criticised the support leant to authors whose books are banned for offending religious communities, a day after Salman Rushdie cancelled a trip to India citing threats against his life. Bhagat, whose five novels have sold around 6 million copies, condemned the banning of texts at the Jaipur Literature Festival but criticised people who proclaim their writers as heroes for upholding the right to free speech. “(Banned

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