Controversy

Bleeping out Amartya Sen

Print edition : August 18, 2017

Suman Ghosh (centre) with Kaushik Basu (left), former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, and Amartya Sen on location at Santiniketan for the documentary "The Argumentative Indian". Photo: By Special Arrangement

The censor board’s objection to the use of words such as “cow”, “Hindutva” and “Gujarat” in a documentary on the Nobel Prize-winning economist is seen as a blatant attempt to muzzle freedom of expression.

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