A state-run Tamil Nadu university removed Arundhati Roy’s book on Maoists ‘Walking with the Comrades’ from the English MA syllabus after complaints from many and a protest by ABVP. The ABVP and others said that the content was anti-national and that the book glorified the ultras.
The book by Arundhati Roy has been a part of the third semester English MA syllabus from the 2017-18 batch at the Tirunelveli-based Manonmaniam Sundaranar University’s affiliated colleges.
“Last week we got a written complaint from the ABVP. Subsequently, there were a lot of other representations. We received complaints from our syndicate members as well,” MSU’s Vice-Chancellor K Pitchumani told PTI.
A committee was formed including the former chairman of the board of studies who framed the syllabus and the incumbent chief so that senior academicians could deal with the issue.