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Booker winner Geetanjali Shree’s occasion cancelled in Agra after criticism in opposition to her

An occasion to honour Worldwide Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree right here on Saturday was known as off by the organisers after a criticism was filed in opposition to the writer alleging there are some objectionable feedback about Indian deities in her novel.

The felicitation occasion was to be hosted by cultural organisations Rangleela and Agra Theatre Membership.

“The occasion was known as off as a result of an argument over a criticism in opposition to the Worldwide Booker prize winner Geenjali Shree,” Anil Shukla, a functionary of Rangleela, informed PTI.

“A person named Sandeep Kumar Pathak from Sadabad in Hathras district has filed the criticism in opposition to the author. Within the criticism, he has blamed Geetanjali Shree for alleged objectionable feedback on Lord Shiva and mom Parvati,” he stated.

Spokesperson of the occasion Rambharat Upadhyay stated that in his criticism, Pathak talked about that the feedback have “harm the feelings of Hindus”.

In Could, Shree grew to become the primary Indian writer to win the Worldwide Booker Prize for her novel “Ret Samadhi”, which was translated into English as “Tomb of Sand” by American translator Daisy Rockwell.

Set in north India, “Tomb of Sand” is the story of 80-year-old Ma, who insists on travelling to Pakistan, concurrently confronting the unresolved trauma of her teenage experiences of Partition, and re-evaluating what it means to be a mom, a daughter, a lady and a feminist.

Upadhyay additionally stated Pathak had tweeted requesting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the DGP for an FIR in opposition to Shree.

Shukla stated individuals are dissatisfied over the cancellation of the occasion.

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