I am no supporter of Modi or the BJP, and have often criticized them, just as I have criticized Congress and other political parties, calling most of them rogues and rascals, who have looted the country and polarized Indian society on caste and religious lines.
. But what kind of writers are these who are returning their awards and are crying hoarse for being allegedly suffocated by right wing elements ? Have they written about the terrible conditions of the Indian people, like Sarat Chandra, Premchand, Faiz, Manto, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Dickens, Gorki, John Steinbeck, Victor Hugo, etc. Have they inspired people by their writings to struggle for a better life ? Have they attacked evil and backward social customs like the inhuman caste system, as Kabir did ?
No, most of them enjoyed comfortable lives and wrote for money. I regard most of them no better than ' presstitutes '