‘Need collectives in society to confront fear’
Musician T.M. Krishna speaks at a digital dialogue on his e-book
“We need collectives that can confront fear in society. There is an accentuation of fear which may be due to social and cultural constructs,” musician T.M. Krishna stated.
Speaking throughout a digital dialogue of his e-book The spirit of enquiry: notes of dissent on the Jaipur Literature Festival with former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mr. Krishna stated the most important factor about concern was that it made one look behind their again.
“A lot of our schooling itself is self censorship. It has not been created yesterday. We knew what questions to ask and what not to ask in class. We asked only those questions that could be asked. Is that not self-censorship? It is the accentuation of this fear that makes this monster, that makes it come in front of you — that is what is happening now,” he stated.
To a degree raised by Mr. Gandhi about Mr. Krishna “questioning a lot of things that need to be questioned” on injustices and inequalities, Mr. Krishna stated, “The question arose whether I should ask questions only about injustices closest to me and leave out the ones that happened in a larger context.”
Noting that the majority questions weren’t meant to level fingers at somebody, the musician stated, “Not asking a question will also raise the question as to whether I am also participating in that injustice.”