BLF opens remembering Gauri

  • | Saturday | 28th October, 2017

Bengaluru The sixth edition of Bangalore Literature Festival opened in the city on Saturday remembering the slain journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. Violence and lumpenisation is one of the main traits of jingoistic nationalism, leading to killings of people like Gauri Lankesh, M.M. “Today’s jingoistic nationalism believes in one religion, language and language which is perfect. Poems written by writers and activists across the country in honour of Gauri Lankesh in the aftermath of her murder, apart from excerpts of her own writings, including editorials, were read out. Historian Ramachandra Guha came down heavily on criminalisation of dissent in the country.

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