Lit Fest Stands by Writer

Published: 18th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2015 04:47 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The organisers of Lekhana 2015, a literary fest under way in the city, have arranged a reading of Perumal Murugan’s controversial book Madhorubhagan (One Part Woman), in a move to express solidarity with the author.

Recently, the writer made a public announcement that “the writer Murugan was dead” following the ire he received from right-wing outfits for the way he depicted the Hindu culture and women in his book.

The move is in line with the theme of the three-day fest — Narratives of Violence. Lekhana organiser Arshia Sattar said, “It is a relay reading of the book and anybody can join and read pages or chapters.”

The fest, which began on Friday, is being held at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, RMV Extension, from 11 am on.


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