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Jan 23 2012

When offending sensibilities is more important than death threats

A complaint has been lodged against four authors who read out excerpts from Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses in protest to his being prevented from attending Jaipur Literature Festival due to death threats. One of the authors, Hari Kunzru, says: ‘We wanted to demystify the book. It is, after all, just a book. Not a bomb. …

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