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The hypocrisy of Goa’s protesting Sahitya Akademi awardees


In the context of a number of Sahitya Akademi awardees across India returning their respective awards in protest against the growing intolerance in India, in Goa around 14 Sahitya Akademi awardees together with Padma Shri awardees Maria Aurora Couto and Amitav Ghosh came together and issued a joint statement on October 15, 2015.

One would be struck by the hypocrisy contained in their press note released, were it not for the fact that their politics of intolerance is so blatantly displayed all over the same note.

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Sakhardnade wrote one book and is a Sahitya Academy award winner. There are more awardees and less readers of this great language!

Caitano , Sanklim