HARI KUNZRU

  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youthwing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Sources in the Rajasthan Police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the state were opposing the participation in the event by seven Pakistani authors. ...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: After Islamist groups, event faces threat from RSS, BJP January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: After a few Islamist groups threatened the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing the four authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses at the event in 2012, sources in the Rajasthan police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday. The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the...
  • JLF: Suspense over Rushdie's video address January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Amidst reports that the Rajasthan police planned to deny permission to author Salman Rushdie for his video conference on Tuesday at 3:45 PM at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, festival producer Sanjoy Roy said that he had no information about the whole issue and that they will go ahead...
  • Not illegal if I read from Rushdie's book: Jeet Thayil January 23, 2012

    The four writers who read excerpts from 'The Satanic Verses' left the Jaipur Fest amidst speculation that they may be arrested. ...
  • Salman Rushdie to attend Jaipur Lit Fest via video January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video conference on Tuesday. Rushdie will address the Jaipur Festival at 3.45 pm on Tuesday. Rushdie had decided against attending the Literature Festival in person, claiming that he was informed by intelligence sources in Maharasthra and Rajasthan...
  • Arrest threat forces authors to leave Jaipur Fest January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Famous writer and one of the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival, William Dalrymple on Monday said that the four authors who read excerpts from Salman Rushdie's banned 'The Satanic Verses' were asked to leave as there was a threat that they would be arrested. Dalrymple said that the...
  • Rushdie row: 4 authors asked to leave Jaipur Fest January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: The Salman Rushdie row refuses to die down as the four authors who read excerpts from Rusdhie's 'The Satanic Verses' have already left the Jaipur Literature Festival amidst speculation that they may be arrested if they had stayed on. Sources say that the festival organisers had unofficially asked the...
  • Rushdie slams police, says life threat invented January 22, 2012

    Jaipur: Two days after he decided to skip the Jaipur Literature Festival citing threats from a Mumbai don, celebrated author Salman Rushdie on Sunday slammed the Rajasthan police for allegedly inventing a plot to keep him away. Rushdie tweeted: "I've investigated, and believe that I was indeed lied to. I...
  • 'Satanic Verses' reading blasphemous: Owaisi January 21, 2012

    All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday lashed out at the authors who read from the The Satanic Verses at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, condemning the act as blasphemous. Authors Hari Kunzru and Amitava Kumar had on Friday read out passages from the book...
  • No info of threat to Rushdie: Police sources January 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Adding a new twist to the controversy over Salman Rushdie's participation in the Jaipur Literature Festival, sources in Mumbai Police denied giving any inputs about paid assassins. The sources countered the Bookerwinning author's claim that paid assassins were out to get him. The sources told CNNIBN there were no intelligence...
  • No Rushdie at JLF: Authors blame politics January 21, 2012

    Jaipur: The suspense over Salman Rushdie's participation in the Jaipur Literature Festival ended on Friday, but the row over his absence didn't. Authors Hari Kunzru and Amitava Kumar read out a passage from his banned book the 'Satanic Verses' to lodge their protest over Rushdie's absence before they were stopped...