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The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation

1 May 2018

Ravish Kumar

Translated from the Hindi by Chitra Padmanabhan, Anurag Basnet and Ravi Singh

The journalist Ravish Kumar’s new book is an examination of the shrinking spaces—in mainstream and social media—for people to speak out. He investigates threats to free expression, including censorship and the fear of institutional, physical and psychological violence. The book contemplates how these threats are deployed to replace debate, dialogue and social harmony with an atmosphere of intolerance and hatred.

Speaking Tiger, 176 pages, Rs 499

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