Posts tagged ‘Writer’

March 6, 2016

Marvelous Manto: The Great Writer from Pakistan

mantoAn indie flick from Pakistan has been wowing critics and I found myself part of a 300 strong crowd at its premier in London last week.

Manto is the kind of literary figure that my mum becomes glaze eyed about and she’ll suddenly recite passages and look at me with an air of pride at how, clearly, all artists in Urdu are superior to any other.

Manto was a controversial writer whose career spans the 40s and

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June 7, 2011

Arundhati Roy: Broken Republic

The danger behind Arundhati Roy’s new book, Broken Republic: Three Essays, was reported on in The Guardian online on Sunday. I read Simon Moss’s article with great interest to learn more about the woman who I have admired for many years.

Some call her a political activist, campaigner and Maoist ideologist, but from everything I have read about Roy, she defies all of these terms. She fights for the people whatever or whoever they are. She sees the world in a very different way to most of us and the ruin of natural habitat in the aim of progression is not part of her agenda.

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