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Invitation to lit fest cancelled after political pressure: Nayantara Sahgal

Sahgal had hit the headlines in 2015 when she returned her Sahitya Academy Award in protest against what she had termed as growing fundamentalism and intolerance.

Newsmaker: Nayantara Sahgal

Novelist Nayantara Sahgal said on Tuesday the organisers of a literature festival in Mumbai cancelled her invitation after “political pressure”  "It is only obvious because the organisers of the event are aware of my views, my writings and my concerns, which I have been talking about openly, and they had invited me with great happiness,” said Sahgal about the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan. "I was all set to go for the event but I received a brief three-four line letter from the organisers on January 6, saying they were cancelling ...