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Pahlaj Nihalani explains cuts in Amartya Sen documentary

A documentary on Amartya Sen called The Argumentative Indian by award winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh has been ordered to mute several words like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva by Central Board of Film Certification led by Pahlaj Nihalani who wants Ghosh to calm down.

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CBFC formally sends notice seeking cuts in Amartya Sen documentary

Now, a top CBFC regional office source said, “We had issued the notice to Ghosh yesterday recommending six phrases of the documentary to be muted. We sent it online. Now it is up to him. He can even move the review committee if he wants.”

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Universities cannot be govt departments: Amartya Sen

President Pranab Mukherjee reflected back on India’s ancient history and said it had a “dominant role in higher learning” which had eroded over the years

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Will release Amartya Sen documentary online: Director Suman Ghosh

Suman Ghosh’s documentary based on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen book The Argumentative Indian has been mired in controversy. The Central Board of Film Certification had asked him to cut a few words from the documentary like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva.

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Don’t use ‘cow’, ‘Gujarat’ in Amartya Sen documentary: Censor Board

“It (CBFC) asked me to bleep out the word ‘Gujarat’ as Sen was speaking on the Gujarat riots in the documentary. Then it asked me to bleep out the word ‘cow’, which, in my opinion, was very funny. We were also asked to bleep out words like Hindu and Hindutva. We objected to this,” said Ghosh.

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WB CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over censorship on Amartya Sen’s documentary

Condemning Central Board of Film Certification’s censorship on the documentary made on Amartya Sen, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted, “If somebody of his stature cannot express himself freely, what hope does the common citizen have.”

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Censor board flags usage of words ‘cow’, ‘Gujarat’ in documentary on Amartya Sen

Taking a stance against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), filmmaker Suman Ghosh will not release his documentary ‘Argumentative Indian’ in Kolkata this weekend as scheduled. The film documents the life of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.

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Basirhat communal violence: Amartya Sen expresses concern, wonders whether it was politically-motivated

The Comments from the Nobel Laureate came in the backdrop of communal frame ups in Basirhat areas in North 24 Parganas district over a blasphemous Facebook post.

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RBI doesn’t decide anything, decisions taken by PM Modi: Amartya Sen

“I don’t think this is RBI’s decision. This must be Prime Minister’s …I don’t think RBI decides anything at this time,” said Sen.

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Dissent and freedom in India: Full text of Amartya Sen’s lecture

We have a tradition of tolerance and plurality. But we — and the courts — have to work hard to preserve it

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Netaji files: Focus on his message, don’t get excited by speculations, says Amartya Sen

Sen said, “right now in the country, there is a sense of division which has often been cultivated along communal lines so much so that the word secularism is often used as a bad word”.

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Those without education, toilets have reason to agitate, to (disqualify) them is unclear thinking: Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen says it is not being critical of the SC to say we want a Constitutional Bench (on the Panchayat ruling) and we want the wisdom of the SC to get full play on this

Such a long journey

Economist, philosopher, thinker, Sanskrit scholar and activist, the tireless Sen wears many hats.

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Interference in academic matters extreme under NDA: Amartya Sen

“… the persons chosen for heading institutions of national importance have been exceptionally dedicated to promoting Hindutva priorities,” said Amartya Sen.

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The pervasive elitism of higher education institutions has to be challenged. But their further decimation must also be resisted.