New Delhi: After criticising the pseudo secular philosophy prevailing in India, noted Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasreen has now exposed the names of some writers whom she accuses of having double standards.
Taking to Twitter, Nasrin wrote, “Most Bengali writers were supporters of CPIM, now they're supporters of TMC. They change sides for own selfish interests.”
Look how honest Bengali writers are! Most were supporters of CPIM, now they're supporters of TMC.They change sides for own selfish interests
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) October 17,
“In 2007 Tapan Ray Choudhuri the writer used to fly to Delhi from Kolkata to convince me to leave India. He got Padma Bhushan award later,” she added.
In 2007 Tapan RayChoudhuri the writer used to fly to Delhi from Kolkata to convince me to leave India. He got Padma Bhushan award later.
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) October 17, 2015
In her blog 'No Country for Women, Taslima wrote that some famous male writers in Bengal are worse than Muslim religious fanatics.
“Religious fanatics issue fatwas and demand the book banning of the writers who challenge them. Their demonstrations and processions end to a cul-de-sac or to a mosque.
But megalomaniac, misogynistic, macho male writers and their male dominated media are able to go far beyond mosques and can ban you, blacklist you, and banish from your land if you ever dare to challenge them. They are much more influential than moulavis and mullahs, much more clever and dangerous than idiot ignorant zombies,” reads an excerpt from her blog.
Launching a scathing attack on famous Bengali literary guru and the former president of Sahitya Akademi Sunil Gangopadhyay, Nasreen wrote that he took initiative to ban her book.
“He was behind the banning of my book Dwikhandito in 2003 and was the supporter of my banishment from West Bengal in 2007,” she wrote.
In her interview to the Times of India, Nasreen has questioned the double standards of writers protesting against 'growing intolerance' in India.