In India, there was a recent movement of intellectuals to return their awards to protest the supposed rising tide of intolerance. (This movement seems to have receded after the Bihar elections were completed, but that is another matter.) This tolerance herd caused the withdrawal of Vikram Sampath from the Bengaluru Literary Festival that he co-founded, because he didn't join their stampede.
Must- and Should-Reads: April 30, 2017
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