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Taslima conferred Simon de Beauvoir honour
January 14, 2008 08:57 IST
Hounded out of Kolkata for her allegedly anti-Islamic writings, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen [Images] has been chosen for the prestigious Simon de Beauvoir feminist award in recognition of her writing on rights for women.
Nasreen told PTI from an undisclosed location in Delhi that she felt 'honoured by the award' named after the renowned French author.
"This honour coming on Beauvoir's 100th birth anniversary gives solace at this period. More because I am honoured in France [Images] for my writings and views while facing harassment in Bangladesh and India," the controversial writer said.
The writer, who is yearning to return to the city of her love, could not go to Paris, but sent a message, which was read out at the function on January 9.
Beauvoir, a hallowed name for her views on feminist issues, wrote the much discussed 'Second Sex' in the 1960s.