This is the lecture of the renowned Marathi writer, Bharat Sasni, at the 95th All India Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held at Udgir, District Latur, Maharashtra, India, from 22nd to 24th April 2022. It is published in the original Marathi version, as well as translated into English. This is not just a lecture. It is a deep exploration of Marathi literature and the threat to free thinking that it faces today. Much gratitude to Professor Ganesh N Devy for making this happen.