February 18, 2014

India's Shrinking Liberal Space

Sanjay Kumar, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Penguin India’s decision to ban a book demonstrates the growing influence of illiberal elements in Indian society.

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TAGGED: India, Censorship


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