February 2nd, 2012
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Taslima’s book banned at Kolkata Book Fair

taslimaKolkata: The official release of the seventh part of Nirbasan (Exile), the controversial book of the author Taslima Nasreen was cancelled following intense protests by religious fundamentalists. The publishers of the book, People’s Book Society however took the risk of ignoring the threats and launching the book outside the official venue.

” Kolkata Book Fair committee canceled my book release program today at Kolkata Book Fair. Why? Some religious fanatics dont want it to happen. The PBS publisher with friends have released my book under the open sky at Kolkata Book Fair. The book release in the AC hall was banned,” said an infuriated Taslima.


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