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Posted: 08 March 2006 at 2:08am
Indian Nobel Prize Nominee Embraces Islam
It takes extraordinary courage for a rich and famous Hindu to embrace Islam and be faced with the ire of Hindu extremists, who recently murdered an Australian Missionary priest and his two lovely children by burning them alive.
The celebrated Indian novelist and poetess Dr. Kamala Das is now Suraiyya. Her Krishna poems are replaced by Ya Allah.
Kamala's "My Story" has been published in more than 15 languages and is a text book in Japan. Her English poetry collections include: Summer in Calcutta, Alphabet of Lust, The Descendants, Old Play House, and Only the Soul Knows How to Sing. She has been awarded numerous prizes and was the only Malayalee to be nominated for the Nobel Prize.
Here is part of the "Times of India" article:
I like Islam's orthodox lifestyle: Kamala Das
The Times of India
MUMBAI: Noted writer Kamala Das finds herself in the eye of a storm following her recent decision to embrace Islam and change her name to Suraiya. This is not the first time she finds herself embroiled in a controversy. Her writings in the past have generated considerable heat. But the earlier controversies were essentially confined to literary circles. Her decision to convert to Islam has taken Kerla by storm with applause and criticism both flying in her direction. The Times of India spoke to her over the telephone at her home in Kochi on Tuesday evening. Excerpts:
Question: When exactly did you decide to embrace Islam?
Q: Why did you wait so long to convert?
But, not all my children were married and settled at that time. I did not want my decision to impact on their lives. Now, all of them are well settled and happy. Hence, I have announced my decision now.
Q: Who introduced you to Islam?
Q: What was it in Islam which attracted you?
Q: But, doesn't the Purdah circumscribe your freedom?
A woman in purdah is respected. No one touches you or teases you if you wear one. You get total protection.
Q: But isn't freedom the most precious of all gifts enjoyed by humankind?
Q: What was the immediate reason to accept Islam?
Q: Can you please specify the three chief reasons which prompted you to become a Muslim?
Q: Did your children approve of your decision?
Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
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