An evening at T2F had Ms Raihana Hasan speaking about her book (Sips from a Broken Teacup). My wife read bits to me (she was also the panelist on the discussion at T2F).
The author writes well — but I was not enchanted by the book, at all! I thought her writing was far too pro 'West Pakistan' — despite the acts our people did in 'East Pakistan' — although the stated idea in the book was to tell people that the Bengalis had done many worse things which had not been reported at all in the press.
What prompted me to write this small piece was just to quote a person (a father-in-law of one of my younger friends) who was also featured in the book. While discussions were going on after the book reading - and dramatized readings by Zambeel - a Bengali 'friend' was mentioned, specially because he visited Pakistan recently. The person talking about him said "We used to call him Badboodaar Bengali because he was so - err - so - err Bengali!"
Labels: Activism, Books, Literature, Pakistan, Politics, T2F