There's a statue of Khan, in a not-very-obvious spot in Bloomsbury. In 2012 it was the first public, standalone statue honouring a woman of Asian background anywhere in the UK. Might still be the only one? Let us know in the comments if you know of more
If publishers say that bullying is the language they understand, they shouldn’t blame others when they are spoken to in that language in the future. Those cheering Bloomsbury withdrawing from Delhi riots book must keep that in mind.
It can’t be my FoE is FoE, your FoE is not :-)
Rare time when I disagree with Anand. I have a book coming up with Bloomsbury and I won’t cancel it.
We should not cede an inch of space in publishing. That’s what they want. Rise of nationalist voices in books is what India’s new viceroys like William Dalrymple want to stop.
Bloomsbury India, in fact, started giving space to all kinds of voices. Which is why William Dalrymple & Co apparently called Bloomsbury London HQ to threaten.
Every publisher doing business in India, every book being launched should be under severest scrutiny now.
I am shocked to learn of a blatant violation of freedom of speech, a fundamental right of the noted lawyer Monica Arora whose new book published and vetted by the bloomsbury'>Publisher Bloomsbury was disowned at the Book release function by them because a few Angrez in UK did not like it!!!