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Tag Archive: Taslima Nasreen

Dec 29 2013

One can imagine the pressure

Taslima has a guest post by a neuroscientist at MIT, Garga Chatterjee. Many Bengalis take a lot of pride about Kolkata, as a centre for free thought and artistic expression. Kolkata, the so-called ‘cultural capital’, has demonstrated the increasing emptiness of the epithet, yet again. Taslima Nasreen, one of the most famous Bengali authors alive, …

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Dec 20 2013

But suddenly everything is dead. Everybody is silent.

Taslima wrote a post about banning and censorship two days ago, when the axing of her serial was threatened but not yet a reality. Go read it and look at it; it’s full of pictures of Taslima on billboards advertising the serial. There was a huge buzz about this serial. But suddenly everything is dead. …

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