The Liberty Institute was a non-profit, independent public policy research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. This booklet was published in 2012 by the Institute in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Titled ‘Freedom to Express and Offend’, this publication was authored by Ravi Shanker Kapoor. The author argues for absolute freedom of speech and examines the factors that lead to its restrictions. Drawing upon the harm principle of J S Mill and distinguishing between action and opinion, he makes his case. Divided into five sections, the booklet covers philosophical, legal and practical aspects of freedom of expression. It also traces the evolution of the concept in India, examining various cases including the harsh censorship that cinema is subject to. The author argues for reduction in restrictions at the national level, and increased tolerance for ideologies and opinions that one may not agree with at the individual level.