There is a reading of my book A Journey Interrupted followed by a debate moderated by film-maker Mahesh Bhatt and academician/Indo-Pak activist Ritu Dewan.
Day: Friday July 4
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Oxford Bookstore,
Apeejay House, 3 Dinsha Vachha Road,
Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020
I would like a healthy discussion about unhealthy issues surrounding the Indian Muslim question vis a vis Pakistan, so all are invited...and those who spend some time here and are in Mumbai, please treat this as a special personal invitation.
Those who wish to come with brickbats, carry your swords with care. My shield can be quite disarming…
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And yes, I am quite thrilled to get a letter from the well-known artist Satish Gujral, who called up my publishers to get my email address. Here is a part of the note, with his permission:
Dear Farzana Versey,
I have read your book “A Journey interrupted”.
I am an artist, born in what later became
My father was one of the only two Hindu members of First Pakistan Parliament when ti was constituted on August 14th 1947. In this capacity he was much involved in evacuating people and recovering abducted women, for more then six months after partition, and I was with him all along. I had personally witnessed the type of episodes you mentioned while reviewing film “Gadar”.
Needless to say that I was much impressed by your writing style and the way you handled the topic which is part of my life as well.