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Rewriting Roald Dahl's work: What, why, how and the story behind it

Dahl has long been called out for his antisemitic views, but the recent changes have been criticised on two grounds, one, the extent of the changes and two, the nature of the changes

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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
The news of changes being made to the works of Roald Dahl, one of the best-selling children's authors, has been met with criticism from writers, politicians, and publishers. Salman Rushdie called it "absurd censorship". Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said we should not "gobblefunk" around with the words.

Dahl's works like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox have sold around 300 million copies and have been translated into 68 languages.

What is being changed in Roald Dahl's books?

Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Random House, is making changes to Dahl's work. An organisation

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First Published: Feb 21 2023 | 12:06 PM IST

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