Sound Fountain: Silencing words

Illegal Iranian edition of the “Satanic Verses” (© Olaf Simons)

Almost since the first words were written down, attempts were made to censor them. But those who try to suppress the word (for religious, political or other reasons) by punishing writers have found that silence is not so easy to enforce. Words will out in the end. In this programme, Dheera Sujan talk about censorship and what has motivated it and laces the programme with excerpts from books that were at one time or another banned.