December 17, 2022 7:15 am
The Maharashtra government wants to dissociate itself from all traces of Leftist ideology while presenting its own image as strong and decisive, say experts.
December 17, 2022 10:51 am
Kobad Ghandy tells The Indian Express, “It is unfortunate that the Maharashtra government has fallen prey to this campaign … But this does not diminish the quality and ability of the translator, Anagha Lele.”
December 28, 2022 2:08 pm
Translator Anagha Lele said she did not take up the work of the book due to personal or ideological reasons, but as part of her profession.
December 17, 2022 10:57 am
The literary awards were announced on December 6 for 35 categories. This included an award and a cash prize of Rs 100,000 to Lele for her Marathi translation of Ghandy’s book Fractured Freedom: Prison Memoir and Thoughts.
December 25, 2022 4:56 pm
Sharad Bawiskar, assistant professor at the Centre for French and Francophone Studies, School of Language Literature and Culture Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), said the dictatorial manner in which the state government cancelled the declared award raises ethical questions and also shows the “fascist nature of power”
December 02, 2021 3:55 am
Ghandy was arrested in Sept 2009 on charges of being a Politburo member of the banned CPI(Maoist). Accused of plotting to carry out terror attacks, he spent a decade in jails across the country.
March 29, 2021 7:01 am
Kobad Ghandy's just released memoir (Roli Books) tracks his journey from privilege in Mumbai and London of the 1970s to his life and work in some of the poorest slums of Maharashtra with wife Anuradha, until his arrest in September 2009 on charges of being a Politburo member of the banned CPI(Maoist).
July 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Ghandy was imprisoned in various jails around India for 10 years for charges ranging from sedition to those under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
December 26, 2015 12:05 am
The Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy is accused of trying to set up a base for banned outfit CPI (Maoist) in Delhi.
August 24, 2015 12:00 am
Kobad Ghandy is right. Only some are free.