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By Ringicha Chakma & Sandhya Shyamsundar, 2nd Year

In order to commemorate this month’s theme  ‘Obscenity and Standard of Censorship’, we have decided to set up a reading challenge to get people to read real pieces of literature which are otherwise banned/ censored in different parts of the world due to various reasons. 

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Banned Books and Human Rights

“Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.”
-Lyndon Johnson

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” 635 more words

Social Work

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Homophobia and Bigotry

“Book With Gay Character Banned From School Book Fair In Monroe” — This was the Channel 4 Detroit (WDIV) local news story headline that aired on the 6 o’clock news, October 23, 2015 and caught my attention, prompting this article.  1,685 more words

Banned Books

3 Steps to Developing Poise Without Pissing Off Your Friends

I’ve decided I have to reread The Great Gatsby, because I got to talking to someone recently about a scene in the book, then got to thinking it may not have been a scene from that book. 1,322 more words



A few weeks ago I sought the web page for the NY Public Library, checking to see about opening hours for this magnificent building. What greeted me was a display of various books that had been banned or censored over the years, most of which were well known to me as an avid reader. 1,242 more words

Literature Of The West

Are you there God? It's me, Margaret, Chick Lit Fiction

Blume, Judy (2012). Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. New York: Random House Children’s Books, Delacorte Press.

ISBN: 978-0-6898-4158-3

Kindle Edition: $6.99

Recommended age: 10-16 years… 266 more words

Ya Fiction

Pumpkin Lattes and More Banned Books

Did you forget Banned Books Week? Or did you celebrate fully with one copy of Lolita in your right hand and the Bible in your left? 1,014 more words