Freedom of expression

Life-giving sentence

Print edition : August 05, 2016

Perumal Murugan, writer. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A demonstration in Madurai in January 2015 in support of Perumal Murugan, who was forced to renounce writing after his novel came under attack from some caste-based organisations. Photo: S. James

The Madras High Court’s verdict in the case relating to Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubagan, upholding the right to write, makes it possible for the writer in him to be resurrected.
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