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Everything you need to know about the banning of Perumal Murugan’s ‘One Part Woman’.

I am angry. I have spent the last two weeks arguing and debating the incessant hounding of the Tamil writer Perumal Murugan and banning of his novel – ‘One Part Woman’. I have been defending something I never thought I would have to- freedom of imagination, and in the process realised that almost no one has actually read the book. I have just returned from the Jaipur Literature festival where Perumal Murugan’s name was mentioned all of twice, not because they don’t care, but because he is a regional writer fairly unknown in English literary circles until recently. So here is an FAQ, if you like, to help you decide whether you should be offended at all. Read more here

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