ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Jayalalithaa and I

J Jayalalithaa’s biographer writes about the injunction on her book and her experience of the curb on her freedom.

The day after the announcement of the death of J Jayalalithaa, a journalist called and asked me if I was relieved by the news. “Surely you must be happy, because she made you suffer so much bringing a court injunction against the release of your book on her,” I was told. 

I was too embarrassed to answer. It seemed insensitive and crude. The journalist was testing my emotions. It was an attempt to provoke me at a time when a state of six crore people had lost a charismatic leader who was adored, revered, feared and despised in almost equal measure like no one else before her.

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Updated On : 13th Jan, 2017

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