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Remember Rohinton Mistry? Years after his book Such a Long Journey was published, the Shiv Sena decided to take offence at a character resembling Bal Thackeray, and the Supremo’s grandson succeeded in getting the book taken off the English syllabus at Mumbai University. Evidently, irreverence is not a trait that Indians appreciate.
Yet, in Pakistan, where we are told there is much greater “intolerance” of all manner of things, where journalists are routinely beaten up and even killed for treading on the toes of one lot or another, writers like Hanif get away. Is it because not many people read English? Or, as the writer suggested, “Government is not a scary thing in Pakistan because the government itself is scared!”UnquoteIs Mohammed Hanif on the syllabus of any Pakistani university, or ever was?Anyone any idea?
On 16 February 2014 04:33, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:
Pakistanis, Indians and Thin Skins--
Peace Is Doable