Freedom of speech should not be absolute: Ruskin Bond

  • By TOI
  • | Saturday | 13th January, 2018

BHUBANESWAR: Amid the raging controversy over the release of Hindi feature film Padmavat, celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Friday said freedom of expression should not be absolute. "I do not think freedom of speech should be absolute. "Creative inspiration is something which cannot be described in words. Acclaimed writer Kiran Nagarkar joined writer Prayaag Akbar in exploring their visions of dystopias and how they have captured them in their works. When inspiration strikes you whatever you write becomes great literature and has the power to influence many," Das said.

BHUBANESWAR: Amid the raging controversy over the release of Hindi feature film Padmavat, celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Friday said freedom of expression should not be absolute.

"I do not think freedom of speech should be absolute.

We should consider ourselves lucky to live in this country.

There is no better place to live than India," said Bond.Replying to many a question on creative freedom and controversial films at the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet, the writer of novellas which were once considered controversial in their own right said he would not like to live in any other country, ever.The iconic writer expressed happiness over the growing trend of young people making writing their profession.

"It is an amazing trend.


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