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Marathi: At Marathi Literary Gathering, Pawar Warns of the Evils of ‘Propaganda Literature’ | Aurangabad News

Aurangabad: NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Friday warned against “the evils of ‘propaganda literature'”, calling such content a ‘wake-up call for democracy’.
“Content supporting a specific ideology can be identified as propaganda literature. Our country is currently witnessing a spread of propaganda literature. Writers and lovers of literature should beware of this,” Pawar said at the inauguration of the 95th Indian Marathi Literary Gathering at Udgir in Latur.
“Literature should have no connection with ideologies. Such ties give rise to ideologies that can divide minds, cause polarization, become vicious and ultimately affect national interests,” he said.
Pawar said the leaders “do not directly use propaganda literature on their own” but push for the same through the flaws seen in the field of literature and media.
The leader also stressed the need to elect a female chairperson of the All India Marathi Literary Meet at least once every five years. “The first meeting took place in 1878 and the event got its first female president in 1961. The existing electoral process to become president should not become an obstacle for women writers and poets to preside over the event. There should be a policy that allows a woman to become president at least once in five years,” he said. The three-day literary meeting is chaired by writer Bharat Sasane.

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