This week, we spoke to Dr. Mini Chandran, a professor at IIT Kanpur and an expert on literary censorship to understand its state in India, the circumstances in which it thrives and the true cost of it on writers.
To my mind, for a number of years, the gothic genre meant horror. Eerie looking witches. Haunted castles. High-pitched screams. Dark. Damp. Depressing. But that’s not all that the genre is.
In an age where ‘Netflix and chill’ is the preferred weekend pursuit (don’t get us wrong, we indulge in it too), the question we are asking is – Does literature have any value today?