Amid rising Hindu nationalism, Indian writers suffer
In the last few weeks, at least 40 Indian writers have returned top literary prizes in protest of what they call a “climate of intolerance”. Novelists, poets and playwrights say that since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party came to power with the election of Prime Minister Modi, the country has seen a rise in Hindu nationalism that has led to less freedom of speech and respect for secular rights. Writer Sonia Faleiro, author most recently of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars and Wendy Doniger, whose book on Hindus was withdrawn from publication in India, join us to discuss the current climate in India.
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