Tariq Ali’s Golden Butterfly: A Hidden Lament for Today’s India – NewsClick

As totalitarianism intrudes into our lives in India, with journalists, activists, authors, poets and students being treated like criminals, recall George Orwell’s prophetic words: “Poetry might survive in a totalitarian age, and certain arts or half-arts, such as architecture, might even find tyranny beneficial, but the prose writer would have no choice between silence or death.”… Those who speak against hate and violence are imprisoned while the perpetrators of criminal acts are licensed to roam free. Read more

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