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Sharpened Quills Draw Blood

Gauri Lankesh’s eventful career thrums in the warmth of personal recollection. Will her end, in this spell of medieval illiberalism, prompt a fightback?

Sharpened Quills Draw Blood
Sharpened Quills Draw Blood
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2018-07-06T10:57:21+05:30

I consider Chidanand Rajghatta to be an extremely engaging and gif­ted writer, whether he is writing on politics, personalities, polemics or places. Most often, he goes bey­ond the mundane and offers a perspective which few can.

His latest book, Illiberal India: Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason would surely have been his biggest and trickiest challenge as a writer to date; after all, he was writing about his ex-wife, with whom he had a bitter-sweet relationship, and who, he discovered after her tragic death, had transformed into sort of an icon he barely recognised.

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