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Amitava Kumar

Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist, poet and Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje, left, talks with Amitava Kumar during the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur. Booker-Prize winning author Salman Rushdie cancelled plans to appear at an Indian literature festival Friday after protests from Muslim clerics and warnings that he could be targeted for assassination.

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