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Friday, March 19, 2010

A Case Of Exploding Insults by Mohammed Hanif

Currently I am reading the latest book 'A Case Of Exploding Mangoes’ by Mohammed Hanif, published by Random House India. Indeed the book is really a good read with a dark and subtle political humor BUT there's one thing that has put me off and that is the derogatory language used against the two great singers of India: Asha Bhonsle and her sister Lata Mangeshkar. The scanned page is given (page 81) . Incidentally this man, the author had been a Pakistani pilot officer, such a language is not expected out of an intellectual who claims to have worked with top newspapers and magazines around the world including a stint at India today as well. Mohammed Hanif must apologize and I wonder why there has been no objection yet? And I also wonder how this manuscript was given an OK by the content editors of the publisher?

24 comments:

  1. This is seriously insulting... I am tweeting it as well..

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  2. hii Abhinav

    haan yaar..u must..I'll tweet as well

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  3. Dony you know.. controversy is new marketing and it sells baby..

    Then there is liberty of expression.. freedom of speech.. It might be his views and he is free to express them but point is there should be a sense of responsibility.. peace!!

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  4. Hello dear,
    I think it's disgusting on the writers' part. And the publisher is banking upon the cheap publicity.

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  5. Have u tried contacting a media house?

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  6. huh? hw on d earth did anyone not object to this? Or have lataji and ashaji become so insignificant that no one really cared to say anything about it?

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  7. That is not good at all.

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  8. m glad someone took a note over that..

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  9. hii ST

    yaa i know controversy sells..exactly thats it! freedom of expression comes with a sense of responsibility.

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  10. hii Sunil

    yes, its disgusting to call reverend singers of India 'sex kittens'.. damn cheap.

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  11. hii Sid

    I am thinking of dropping a mail to their India office.

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  12. hii Gayathri

    yes yaar, who cares now a days..its really disgusting.

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  13. hi Moonlight

    yes yaar..its really bad

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  14. some people get away with anything...writing such insulting stuff...

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  15. hii Sankoobaba

    yes..u r right..its a sad reality

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  16. i have not yet read this book but this is real rude. hope its taken notice.

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  17. hii Nitu

    yaa this is really rude..

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  18. if yo uhave the money you can get anything published.. and it sure shows how well the proof reading went .. BAD think to do not goood ...

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  19. hii Bikram
    ya its not good.. proofreaders must be sleeping in office..:P

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  21. hii Olivia

    welcome!
    thanks a lot!

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  22. How did this book get so famous:O

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  23. hii Kish

    this book got some prestigious awards,thats why.

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