On Sunday, the people attending watched four eminent journalists such as Anjan Sundaram, Jason Burke, Lucy Morgan Edwards and Edward Girardet talking to Madhu Trehan about war zone reporting and what the job entails. They talked about the books that have resulted after decades of war zone reporting.
Twitter, meanwhile, was going crazy with the Jaipur Literary Festival taking various turns and twists. William Dalrymple's tweeted, “Timothy Garton Ash #JLF "If literary festivals have to make sure that no one’s sentiments are hurt we might as well all shut up and go home.”
Rahul Bose, taking Nandy's side said, “Ashis Nandy's comments may sound bewildering out of context, but prosecuting him is ridiculous at best, draconian at worst.” Taslima Nasreen, on the other hand, tweeted about her disappointment with the whole festival, “Never invited. I think It's for the agreeable, manageable, uncontroversial, unquestionable elite writers #jlf.”
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