Tag Archives: Taslima Nasreen

Suad Amiry in Kolkata

I should write a few lines about my interaction with Suad Amiry, and what it taught me about Palestine and India. Suad was here at the end of last month on the final leg of her India tour, supported by … Continue reading

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Bring Back Taslima Nasreen

Open letter to Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Chief Minister of West Bengal, 25 November 2007, Dear Chief Minister, I am writing this letter to bring to your notice the grave injustice and irresponsibility of the stand taken by your party and … Continue reading

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Idris Ali: ‘Taslima is Not a Good Writer’

Apparently this justifies all the mayhem we’ve seen today. Idris Ali, in case you’ve never heard of him, is the head of the All India Minorities Forum, the group that called the initial protest that spiralled out of control this … Continue reading

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This is What We Get

I’ve just watched one hour of footage of the riots that broke out in Calcutta around 11 this morning and which are still going on. Words are insufficient to express my rage at the people who found it in themselves … Continue reading

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Calcutta is Burning

At 3.33pm, my working day is ended. In Buddhadeb Bhattacharya’s Bengal, a day has come when citizens must abandon their day’s tasks and rush home, taking with them anyone who needs transport, because cars and buses are being burned on … Continue reading

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Lajja: The Shame of It

The attack on Taslima Nasreen at the Hyderabad Press Club on 9 August 2007 is only the latest of the attempts to silence her, but it differs in quality from those that went before. It is not unusual for men … Continue reading

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