I will be frank, I bought his Midnight Children and I got so confused with the first few pages that the book remains unread and new. I have never wasted any more money on him. However, is it right to ban a writer? Ban a book, if that upsets people, but ban a writer? To look at the usual arguments that will be pandered. Hussein's painting was not liked by some. But who banned him? None. He quit India because he did not want to face the court cases!