Writers Step up Protest, Two More Return Sahitya Akademi Award – Tv9 Gujarati

A day after renowned literary critic and activist Professor Ganesh Devy returned the Sahitya Akademi award, noted Gujarati poet Anil Joshi, who was awarded the Akademi award in 1990 for his collection of essays titled, Statue, returned the award in protest against the attack on literary writers. He said ” I felt extremely honored about […]

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Oct 13, 2015 | 12:07 PM

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A day after renowned literary critic and activist Professor Ganesh Devy returned the Sahitya Akademi award, noted Gujarati poet Anil Joshi, who was awarded the Akademi award in 1990 for his collection of essays titled, Statue, returned the award in protest against the attack on literary writers. He said ” I felt extremely honored about being conferred with the Sahitya Akademi award at the hands of Gangadhar Gadgil, but today, the atmosphere has become hateful. There is no breathing space and no freedom of expression for literary writers”.

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