SANJOY ROY

  • Curtains down at the Jaipur Literature Festival January 21, 2014

    The seventh edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival concluded in Jaipur on Tuesday on a rainy day with organisers vowing to maintain the event as a platform to celebrate the freedom of speech and expression. "We have always advocated this festival to be a platform supporting freedom of expression for...
  • Footnotes from Jaipur Literature Fest February 14, 2013

    In 2012, going by the press coverage, the Jaipur Literature Festival had one guest who couldn't show up thanks to threats from fundamentalist Muslim groups, Salman Rushdie, and another guest, Oprah Winfrey, who did get there. This despite the very tangible presence of luminaries such as Michael Ondaatje, Richard Dawkins,...
  • Unfortunate that courts need to tell artistes what or what not to say: Sanjoy Roy on Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    Sanjoy Roy, the organiser of the Jaipur Film Festival also said that it was not enough to provide relief to Ashis Nandy by telling the police to not arrest him. The courts needed to do more, he said. ...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Organisers dismiss threats January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Jaipur literature festival, which is set of kick off this week, has been marred by controversy with a group of Islamic clerics protesting the presence of authors who read from Salman Rushdie's banned book 'The Satanic Verses' in the 2012 edition of the festival. The clerics have said they...
  • Won't get bullied by fringe elements: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst reports of threat to the Jaipur Literature Festival by Islamist groups and reportedly by members of the BJP and the RSS, the organiser of the event, Sanjoy Roy has said that the event will be held as per the schedule. "Well I have just heard of these threats from...
  • Police stood by us on Rushdie: JLF Organiser January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Jaipur literature Festival organiser Sanjoy Roy has claimed that JLF organisers chose to call off controversial author Salman Rushdie's video link even after the Rajasthan police promised protection. While speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he admitted that it was the festival organisers who decided to...
  • No police pressure on Rushdie: JLF organiser January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Jaipur literature Festival organiser Sanjoy roy has claimed that JLF organisers chose to call off controversial author Salman Rushdie's video link even after the Rajasthan police promised protection. While speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he admitted that it was the festival organisers who decided to call...
  • Rushdie video cancellation: How the day unfolded January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: The planned video address by celebrated author Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival was scrapped at the last minute on Tuesday because of security fears. Expressing regret over a situation that he described as 'fairly idiotic', The festival producer Sanjoy Roy said "We are having to step...
  • Scrapping video at Jaipur Lit Fest awful: Rushdie January 24, 2012

    New Delhi/Jaipur: Disappointed over the cancellation of his video conference at the Jaipur Literature Festival, Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie called the decision 'awful'. "#JLF Videolink cancellation: awful...," Rushdie tweeted on Tuesday. Rushdie's live video conference at Jaipur Literature Festival was cancelled on Tuesday, following protests by Jaipurbased Milli Council. Several...
  • Rushdie's video link: Rajasthan offers support January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government have come to the rescue of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The Festiva; organisers and Rajasthan police are holding consultations with Milli Council activists over Salman Rushdie's video conferencing at the Festival. Sources in Rajasthan Home Ministry said Rushdie's video conference will go on and adequate security will be...
  • Rushdie will not break law with his address: JLF January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: Noted author and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie will not break any law with his video address at the Jaipur Literature Festival, organisers said on Tuesday. Jaipur Literature Festival organiser Sanjoy Roy said that they will go ahead with the video link with Salman Rushdie at 3:45 pm on Tuesday...
  • Video allowed: Rushdie won't bring up Verses January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: In a new twist to the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie's video conference at the Jaipur Literature Festival, sources on Tuesday said the state authorities will allow him to speak but with certain conditions. Sources said that the Festival organisers have given a written insurance to the state authorities that Rushdie...
  • Question mark over Rushdie's video link at JLF January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: First it was the suspense over whether he will attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, now it's whether Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie will be addressing the festival via videoconferencing. The video chat is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon but sources say the Rajasthan government is unlikely to allow it. Jaipur Police...
  • 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...
  • Rushdie row: authors protest, organisers defend January 21, 2012

    Jaipur: The controversy over celebrated author Salman Rushdie's participation in the Jaipur Literature Festival has refused to die down. The organisers have now distanced themselves from authors who read Rushdie's banned book 'Satanic Verses' as a mark of protest on Friday. Talking to CNNIBN, festival producer Sanjoy Roy said, "We have...
  • Rushdie's security remains a prime concern: Sanjoy Roy January 17, 2012

    Jaipur Literature Festival organiser Sanjoy Roy said that the government has not asked them to cancel Salman Rushdie invitation. ...