Friday, November 07, 2008

Richard Carlson's new found interest in Orissa

[Orissa court stays release of book on Sri Aurobindo (Tainidan news) by Rich on November 6, 2008
Having edged out Texas, whose governor declares it a "willful state of ignorance", and now in second place, the High Court of Orissa seems to be closing the final intellectual gap, between itself and the State of Alaska, in a competition to determine cultural backwardness: Alaska governor Sarah Palin who pressured librarians to ban books she objected to in Wasilla Ak. The recently appointed chief justice of the Orissa High Court, Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan who will decide if Sri Aurobindo's biography should be banned in India...
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As a native of Orissa, we welcome Richard Carlson's new found interest in this State, but are constrained to condemn his contempt for Indian Courts. [TNM]

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