Amitav Ghosh is being offered the Israeli Dan David prize jointly with
Margaret Atwood. BRICUP has issued an open letter
to him calling on him to refuse the prize. We said:

“It’s surprising to have to raise Israeli colonialism with
a writer whose entire oeuvre seems to us an attempt to imagine how human
beings survived the depredations of colonialism.   Gosh, even
the Dan David judges like the way you evoke ‘the violent dislocations
of people and regimes during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’.”

Read the open letter
Send you own
message to Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh has widely circulated his response to our request justifying
his decison ot travel to Israel to accept the prize.

BRICUP’s response
to Amitav Ghosh

Blog of Indian author Ashok K. Banker
supports our call

Open letter from 50 Indian intellectuals supports plea to Ghosh
Times of India reports the call
Coalition of Californian groups call to Ghosh
Literary Dissent by Farzana Versey – Counterpunch 7 May
Report of protest in Tel Aviv