CREATIVE FREEDOM

  • Freedom versus faith: Only law may prevail December 2, 2007

    For those questioning the Islamic faith, the going has never been easy. Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen are both cases in point. Protests and demonstrations were taken out and effigies had been burnt when Rushdie was knighted by the British Government, in June this year. Taslimas case is no different from...
  • Constraining creativity: Have the extremists won? December 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The past few years have seen several artistes being made targets for the wrath of fundamentalists If it was Taslima Nasreen on Friday, on Saturday it is Madhuri Dixit. The Bangladeshi author was forced to give in to extremist pressure and withdraw objectionable lines from her autobiography. This came in...