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07/06/2015 8:03 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Six Books That Will Never See The Light Of Day

As we enter the sixth month, here is my list of six titles (all fictitious) you are least likely to see on any bookshelf; six books that will never see the light of day. Six instances when the precepts of democracy and free speech took a back-seat in our valiant effort to "save" hurt feelings.

Stack of books
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Stack of books

The year 2015 is the year of Gags & Bans. In less than six months, we have outlawed a variety of items and expressed outrage over juvenile sentimental transgressions; all in the gallant defence of our inherently fragile sentiments and our oh-so-immaculate Indian Culture.

As we enter the sixth month, here is my list of six titles (all fictitious) you are least likely to see on any bookshelf; six books that will never see the light of day. Six instances when the precepts of democracy and free speech took a back-seat in our valiant effort to "save" hurt feelings.

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AIB Knockout Controversy

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Newspaper Editor targeted by Muslim groups for publishing a news article on Charlie Hebdo.

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CM Devendra Fadnavis Tweets on the Beef Ban

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Shobhaa De faces mob's ire over her tweets.

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SC rules on obscenity case against poet for a satirical piece on Mahatma Gandhi.

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IIT Madras bans student circle over it's political criticism, at the behest of the HRD Ministry.

Disclaimer: All the above illustrated books are purely a figment of the author's hyperactive imagination. The designs were created using Canva.com

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