7 min read.Updated: 14 Aug 2015, 07:59 PM ISTAakar Patel
She spoke truth to power. No one like her exists today
Ismat Chughtai always reminds me of that other writer. You know that woman, her name escapes me, who writes in Hindi about what a mess north Indian society is? A dysfunctional and barbaric place with pretensions to civilization. A culture in decay perfuming itself with the past to evade the stench of its putridness. Speaking truth to power.