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Nayantara Sahgal


We need to make a choice between freedom and fascism now: Nayantara Sahgal

March 03, 2019 9:11 pm

Writer and activist Nayantara Sahgal, 91, on writing about the ‘unmaking of India’, the role of fiction in politically turbulent times and why there’s no destroying hope.

We should not lose our Hindustaniyat, says Nayantara Sahgal

January 30, 2019 3:55 am

These were her first public remarks since the controversy earlier this month following objections raised to her participation at the literature festival held in Yavatmal district.

Invite to Marathi meet withdrawn: Nayantara Sahgal planned to talk about ‘dangers to our freedoms’

January 08, 2019 2:48 am

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is to preside over the inaugural function on January 11 while local BJP MLA Madan Yerawar is the chairman of the Welcoming Committee.

A silence in Maharashtra

January 08, 2019 9:53 am

Revocation of Nayantara Sahgal’s invite to a literary meet is a sign of intellectual decline. The excuse that Sahgal has not written in a regional language is a facade. The real reason could be her active role in award wapasi and other issues.

Nayantara Sahgal's speech for Marathi Sahitya Sammelan: In some cases, our duty to hurt sentiments

January 08, 2019 1:52 pm

A day before the inauguration of the 92nd Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan at Yavatmal, English litterateur Nayantara Sahgal, a Sahitya Akademi awardee, was informed that her invite had been revoked. The organisers said threat issued by some local activists through media to disrupt the event had forced them to take the call. Here is the full text of the speech she was to deliver at the event.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: 'Take back Hinduism'; Shashi Tharoor, Nayantara Sahgal speak out loud

January 27, 2018 7:50 pm

In conversation with Arundhati Subramaniam, Shashi Tharoor waxed eloquently on his idea of Hinduism. Meanwhile, Nayantara Sahgal, reinforced her sustained attack on the ideology of Hindutva, dubbing it an extension of Hitler's and Mussolini's philosophy.

'Award Wapasi' campaign a success: Nayantara Sahgal

January 24, 2016 9:43 pm

The 88-year-old niece of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had spearheaded the 'Award Wapasi' campaign in October, 2015.

Several writers, including Nayantara Sahgal, have agreed to take back awards: Sahitya Akademi

January 22, 2016 7:54 pm

"Sahitya Akademi has started sending back the awards to the writers...It has already been sent to Nayantara Sahgal. Another writer Nand Bhardwaj has also agreed to take back the award," said Sahitya Akademi president.

Secularism needs to be preserved: Nayantara Sahgal

December 25, 2015 10:21 pm

Protests by writers spontaneous, says Nayantara Sahgal

'Rabid anti-BJP elements' returning awards, says Jaitley; Nayantara Sahgal says govt 'rattled'

December 25, 2015 10:57 pm

Rajnath Singh dubbed the protests a political conspiracy and wondered what these people were doing when communal riots took place when the Congress was in power.