21 Aug

India: Arundhati Roy

05:30 — 06:15
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh

Part of Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Arundhati Roy faces trial for contempt of court after criticising the arrest of Delhi University lecturer Saibaba for ‘anti-national activities’. Roy is one of many Indian intellectuals under pressure from Prime Minister Modi’s government, and over 40 authors have returned awards in protest of the climate of intolerance. Event is chaired by Carl MacDougall, Scottish PEN’s Vice President.