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India’s unease with free speech

CASI Visiting Fellow Anuradha Raman
CASI Visiting Fellow Anuradha Raman

Anuradha Raman, CASI Spring Visiting Fellow and Senior Associate Editor with the Political Bureau of Outlook Magazine, is the author of this week’s India in Transition (IiT) article on the shrinking grounds for free speech in India. Read the article here. Learn more about the CASI Visiting Scholars/Fellows program.

“Today, India continues its banning spree, reflecting the deep and growing unease with the freedom to express, an unease which goes back to the time when the Constitution was seventeen months old and measures were put in place to check its steps forward. Since then, twenty-five books have been officially banned, including Joseph Lellyweld’s Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, James Laine’s Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India, and Aubrey Menen’s The Ramayana.” Continue reading…
 

Raman also spoke at CASI on the same topic during our April 23rd noontime lecture. A video from the event is found below.