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Azaadi of speech

Over the past month, the English press has put up a united front against the Sena for pressuring Mumbai university to withdraw Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey. Mistry himself has praised the press’s campaign saying: “This sordid story, however, … Continue reading

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Rohinton Mistry’s (part) statement

Rohinton Mistry finally responded to the withdrawal of Such a Long Journey from the SYBA syllabus with this statement. It was read out by Anand Patwardhan at a protest meeting at the Press Club on October 18. “The Shiv Sena’s … Continue reading

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Babanrao Mahadik’s literary turn

Recently Bombay university withdrew Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey from the second year BA syllabus after Aditya Thackeray and members of the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena took objection to certain anti-Shiv Sena passages. The BVS complained to Rajan Welukar, the … Continue reading

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