Controversy is nothing but just non-acceptance of the truth. Mridultulika is bringing the list of 7 most controversial authors from South-East Asia. Some of their books generated stir among people.
Shobha De is an Indian celebrity author. She is one of most controversial authors by writing in a provocative manner.
She was also renowned as Jackie Collins of India. Her work Starry Nights was a huge success in 1991.
Starry Nights approved her as most daring author. This was a new form of writings in a novel.
Taslima Nasreen is an author from Bangladesh. She was the most daring and controversial authors in Islamic World.
When Shame was published, She suffered number of attacks. Mere scrutiny of Islam by an author created a danger to her life.
she is living in an exile for her works meanwhile her writing are still shocking the world.
Kiran Nagarkar originally wrote in Marathi. He was the most respected name in Marathi Literature.
His play Bedtime Stories made him one of the controversial and daring authors.
Play was partially based on Mahabharata but it was not welcomed by many. Stage performing of the play was banned by fundamentalists.
Mohammed Hanif was a British-Pakistani Author. He has won many prestigious awards for his writings.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes was a great novel that won Best First Book prize in 2009. As soon as this book was published in its Urdu Version, Problem started.
Pakistan secret agency ISI raided the publishing house and confiscated all the copies of the book. This book was on country’s former military dictator Zia-ul-Haq.
This book made Hanif one of the most controversial authors in South-East Asia.
One of the most significant & respected voices in Urdu Literature is Ismat Chugtai. She was a film-maker and a short-story writer also.
Can anyone think about female homosexuality be discussed in 1940s in any Indian work?
Ismat Chugtai ‘Lihaff’ (The Quilt) first published in Lahore based Journal in 1942. She was charged with obscenity and for suggesting female homosexuality.
Lihaff has made her one of the most controversial authors of South-East Asia.
She is a Pakistani author & activist. Domestic abuse and violence is very common across the globe. only few can speak against this menace. Tehmina Durrani is one of them.
Her first novel “My Feudal Lord” broke all stereotypes engaged in women suppression. The irony regarding this novel was, she actually experienced the shrewdness of feudal system whom she had the contract signed with, for the book profit.
He is renowned at Indian media for his blunt attack on Islamic clergy. ‘Allah ka Islam Vs Mulla ka Islam’ is widely heard phrase from his voice.
He wants to change the way Islam is perceived in the world. He always advocates that formation of Pakistan was a mistake.
Chasing the mirage is a notable & controversial book by him. He attacks Islamist across the world for not following Prophets’ ideology.
He was a traitor for Pakistan & many attempts to kill him was plotted.