Writing is a respected profession. Journalists, novelists, authors and others who are involved in writing got fame just because of their excellent piece of write-ups. However, some writers remain in controversy as well because society does not accept what they write. Indian writers are also not behind in this controversy race. Here is a list of some popular Indian writers who remain controversy:
10. Chetan Bhagat
Chetan is the highest selling English novelist in India. His first story was even rejected by publishers. However, he became bestseller of his time and proved his capabilities. Mr. Columnist, blogger and novelist always likes to remain in the news. His novels stay in limelight of criticism because of women’s character. Critics say he writes negative about women’s sexual desire as they are mostly desperate to make physical relationship. Whether he comes up with columns, tweets or blogs, he stays a central attraction for the controversy world.
9. Shobha De
Model turned journalist, Shobha has a lot of talent in his writing. She is also a designer, columnist, novelist and script writer. Her writing work keeps her in controversy. Her bold statements are not liked by many people. She has also written many scripts for Bollywood movies. Some of her movie reviews are harsh as well.
8. Khushwant Singh
Khushwant always ignored his critics and did what he likes. Even at the age of 96 he was a part of controversy. His agnostic beliefs were visible from his anti-Sikhism content that was criticized by religious groups. He also supported his father who played a big part in the death of Bhagat Singh. His jokes were also a part of his dirty write-ups.
7. Arundhati Roy
Controversy queen Arundhati is one of the most controversial Indian writers of all time. Reality TV shows, Jammu and Kashmir, Narmada Dam, Afzal Guru and others are her main topics of criticism. Whatever she does come in limelight and become a part of central of attraction for media. She supported Afazal Guru, the main terrorist involved in Parliament Attack in New Delhi.
6. Salman Rushdie
Salman and controversies go together. His unacceptable write-ups by society made him the king of controversy. He wrote about women’s worst situation in Islam. Consequently, he got fatwa.
5. Barkha Dutt
Barkha is a columnist and TV journalist. Though she won Padma Shri award, she remained in controversy as well. She was also a part of Radia tapes controversy.
4. Tarun Tejpal
Tarun is a novelist, publisher, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine and publisher. In the end of 2013 he got involved in a big controversy when a female colleague filed a case against him for sexual assault.
3. Shoma Chaudhary
Shoma Chaudhary or Suparana Chaudhary is a popular journalist and editor. She was criticized for her connection in Radia tapes controversy. Even she came in limelight when she did not speak against Tarun Tejpal’s sexual assault case.
2. Arnab Goswami
Nobody can deny that fact that Arnab is amongst the controversial journalists. He also got a title on his name i.e. ‘Justice Arnab’.
1. Ved Pratap Vaidik
Ved Pratap Vaidik came into controversy after interviewing the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack – Hafiz Saeed. Many politicians and Indian Media criticized him for this interview.