DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India.
A statement about corruption and SC-STs and OBCs made at a literary festival some 250 km from Delhi is attracting more and more political rhetoric, with politicians jumping the Ashis Nandy bandwagon, seeking punishment for the renowned sociologist. First BSP supremo Mayawati sought his arrest. Then the SC/ST commission on Monday sent a notice to the Rajasthan government, questioning the
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Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy defended his statements on Dalits and other backwards classes saying he stood by what he said and that he apologised only for those who were hurt by his statement. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Nandy said, 'I don't feel hounded. I stand by what I said. If people listen to my full statement