France: Prestigious Simon De Beauvoir 2008 Award to ever courageous Taslima Nasreen Print E-mail
India ~~ Sunday, 13 January , 2008, 23:51

Taslima conferred Simon de Beauvoir honour

Kolkata: Hounded out of Kolkata for her allegedly anti-Islamic writings, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has been chosen for the prestigious Simon de Beauvoir feminist award in recognition of her writing on rights for women.

The award was announced on January 9, 2008.

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 for my writings and views while facing harassment in Bangladesh and India," the controversial writer said over phone when contacted.

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 January 9, 2007 function.

Beauvoir, a hallowed name for her views on feminist issues, wrote the much discussed Second Sex in the 1960s.
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Monday January 14 2008

Top French honour for Taslima Nasreen

Hounded out of Kolkata for her allegedly anti-Islamic writings, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has been chosen for the prestigious Simon de Beauvoir feminist award in recognition of her writing on rights for women.

The award was announced on January 9.

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 for my writings and views while facing harassment in Bangladesh and India," the controversial writer said over phone when contacted.

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 January 9 function.

Beauvoir, a hallowed name for her views on feminist issues, wrote the much discussed Second Sex in the 1960s.
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 Monday January 14 2007

Award for Taslima

Kolkata: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has been chosen for the prestigious Simon de Beauvoir feminist award in recognition of her writing on women’s rights. Ms. Nasreen told PTI from an undisclosed location in Delhi that she felt “honoured by the award” named after the renowned French author. ­ PTI
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Monday 14 January 2008

Taslima Nasreen chosen for French Simon de Beauvoir award

KOLKATA: Hounded out of Kolkata for her allegedly anti-Islamic writings, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has been chosen for the prestigious Simon de Beauvoir feminist award in recognition of her writing on rights for women.

The award was announced on January nine. Nasreen said 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 for my writings and views while facing harassment in Bangladesh and India," the controversial writer said over phone when contacted.

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 January nine function.

Beauvoir, a hallowed name for her views on feminist issues, wrote the much discussed Second Sex in the 1960s.