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Tag Archive: West Bengal

Feb 07 2014

Anti-women book fair committe cancelled the release of a book on women’s rights

It really happened. The book fair committee of the Kolkata Book Fair cancelled the release of a book on women’s rights. The committee did it either to please the government or because they got the order from the government to do so. Is the government anti-women? We heard that the government blamed the raped girls …

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Feb 08 2013

How the extremists won

I have known Kolkata since my childhood, through children’s books and stories my parents told me. I came to know it better during my youth, when I finished reading the works of as many superb Bengali writers and poets as I could gather, and also when I published the poems of many contemporary Bengali poets …

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Sep 05 2012

Some famous male writers in Bengal are worse than Muslim religious fanatics.

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”It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”— Noel Coward Religious fanatics issue fatwas and demand the book banning of the writers who challenge them. Their demonstrations and processions end to a cul-de-sac or to a mosque. But megalomaniac, misogynistic, macho male writers and their male dominated media …

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