Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sushmita Banerjee

Sushmita Banerjee was a brave woman. Many may not know her. She wrote the novel 'Kabuliwalaar Bangali Bou' in Bengali which narrated her story of marrying an Afghan national and life in#Afghanistan. She chose to remain in Afghanistan with her husband.

I have read her book. It was not a great piece of literature but a detailed account of life and travails under #Taliban rule. It surely has documentary and historical value. People like her remain as small footnotes to history but enrich our lives by letting us have a peek into history. I think this book 2ad translated in English as "Escape from Taliban." But ultimately she could not escape.

Reports say she was killed by the Taliban today. Pray for her departed soul.

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