I have a new post up at the LA Review of Books China Blog, about two documentaries that were recently censored in China and India:

It’s not every week that China-and-India-watchers have parallel stories to chew over, but that’s what’s been happening for the last few days. In both countries, a documentary film about an important social issue has provoked government censorship. Neither film reveals anything that most people didn’t already know, to some degree. So why are the Chinese and Indian governments going so far to limit access to these movies?

Read on here for my answer to that question.