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Tag Archive: Censorship

Jan 29 2014

Our selective silence…

Guest blogger today is Suruchi Mazumdar. She is a doctoral candidate at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and currently a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She wrote about the banning of the TV drama series written by me. ‘The launch of Dusshohobash (painful co-existence), a Bengali serial written by Taslima Nasreen, was cancelled by …

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Dec 22 2013

Is anyone listening?

It is an interview. It’s hard to miss her in Calcutta these days. She beams at passers-by from king-size hoardings at several busy junctions, anxiously marking her “return” to Bengal after six years. But Taslima Nasreen is not returning to the city. Not in person, certainly — thanks to embargoes on her travelling and living …

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Dec 21 2013

Finally, Banned.

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The drama series or mega serial are banned. The story of three sisters who are struggling to live with dignity and honour is banned. The truth is banned. Lies won. Insanity won. Fatwas won. Threats won. Barbarism won. A bunch of faith-heads, hate mongers, anti-freespeech, filthy misogynist fanatics won. The government of West Bengal in …

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Mar 09 2013

‘Free Speech is a feminist issue’!

Meredith Tax is a brave feminist writer who has been fighting against gender-based censorship for decades. She believes, ‘free speech is a feminist issue’. I agree with her. She says: “The subordination of women is basic to all social systems based on dominance; for this reason, conservatives hate and fear the voices of women. That …

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Apr 14 2012

Homeless Everywhere

Dwikhaadito

( Dwikhandito ( A life divided or Split in  Two), the 3rd part of my autobiography    caused a furore in [East Bengal (now Bangladesh) and West Bengal, India]. I was accused of having written  my sexual relationship outside of marriage. The book was later banned for hurting religious feelings of people in  India.  $4 million dollar  …

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