Qatar Bans Novel by Prof at Virginia Commonwealth's Campus There

March 18, 2014

A professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University's campus in Qatar said her new novel has been banned in the country, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar said she was told that her book about modern love in Qatar, Love Comes Later, was banned because it was “about ‘Qatar and Qataris,’” with no further elaboration. Rajakumar she had indicated that she would be willing to consider a separate edition for Qatar when she submitted the book to the Ministry of Culture for approval, but received no reply.


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