The Bharatiya Janata Party is very likely to come to power in the next election, writer Salman Rushdie told an audience at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia last fortnight, and actions such as the forced withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book by Hindu extremists could become more frequent. "It's as worrying as it could be," he said.

But, he added, "The Congress has such dirty hands that you can't really see them as the good guys."

Here is the video of his talk, in which he discusses politics, book bans and the vast diversity of Indian literature, which includes everything "from science fiction to 50 shades of Chetan Bhagat".