New Delhi: When the issue is pertaining to authors and Islam, how can controversial author Taslima Nasreen not express her opinion?
The Bangladeshi author took to Twitter on Saturday to support Girish Karnad and blasted Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul and even called him a “worthless dumbo.”
The author who is on an exile in Denmark after a fatwa was issued in Bangladesh against her tweeted, “So many worthless dumbos got Nobel prize. #Nobel #Naipaul(sic).”
The author also supported Girish Karnad’s statement on Naipaul being ‘tone-deaf’ and tweeted, “Girish Karnad is right, Naipaul is tone-deaf, wrote nothing about Indian music in his big books on India. Naipaul is a mean Islamophobe writer (sic)”
Yesterday Playwright Girish Karnad had questioned the orgainsers of Mumbai Lit Fest for honouring Naipaul with the Lifetime Achievemnet award and called the award winning author anti-Muslim.
First Published: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 17:14