A Letter from Arundhati Roy to The Indian Express On Why Is She Returning The National Award: A new name to splice the National award return bandwagon of academicians, is Arundhati Roy the author, journalist, director by métier, won the national award for, the best screenplay for the film “In which Annie gives it to those ones”, in the year 1989.
55-year-old Roy a celebrated personality in the country wrote an open letter to ‘The Indian express”. There she wrote that, she feels proud to have won an award in the past to be able to return it today so as to join this political movement by the filmmakers, writers, and academicians in the country who have risen up against the “ideological viciousness”, talks about how she is not surprised over the growing intolerance but at the same time also made a point that this lynching, shooting, killing of mass human beings can not be put under the term intolerance therefore intolerance is a wrong word.
She is supporting this movement because she believes if a step is not taken now then this “ideological viciousness” might just bury us deep down, as per her the current environment of the nation is an assault on collective IQ. hence calling this movement unrivalled in history.
The author through a ‘postscript’ made it certain that she doesn’t want to be a part of Congress-BJP debate as she in the year 2005 had returned her Sahitya academy award. And said, “it has gone way beyond all that”.
The letter spread like a forest fire in the social media where people are welcoming her step and response to the current situation something that hit the trending blogs was her postscript.