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Pulitzer winner condemns Rushdie affair as ‘shameful’

Terming the entire Salman Rushdie episode in Jaipur as “shameful”, Pulitzer prize winning author David Remnick has said it reflects “troubling tendencies” of contemporary Indian politics where retaining power is more important for the government than freedom of expression. Rushdie is ‘sub-standard’ writer: Katju | Special: Jaipur Literature Festival | Watch: Salim Engineer on Rushdie's video conference | Video: Rushdie's video link at Lit Fest cancelled | Rushdie India speech cancelled amid death threats

india Updated: Jan 25, 2012 17:03 IST
Salman Rushdie,David Remnick

First Published: Jan 25, 2012 16:54 IST