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One-month experience to be part of Taslima autobiography

The controversial author says she might write about her experience of the past one month, even as she hopes her visa, which will expire on Feb 17, would be extended.

books Updated: Dec 22, 2007 15:21 IST

Yearning to lead a "normal life", controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Saturday said she might write about her experience of the past one month, even as she hoped that her visa, which will expire on February 17, would be extended.



"The developments of the past one month have definitely affected my writing ... I am scribbling the experiences," Taslima told PTI from an undisclosed location in Delhi. She said these experiences would definitely be part of her autobiographical series in the future.



Battling uncertainty and denial to meet her friends, the Bangladeshi author said for the past one month she had been struck most about whether she would be able to return to Kolkata.



"However, if I am not able to return to Kolkata soon, let me be allowed to lead a normal life in Delhi," she said. "Leading a normal life, meeting friends, enjoying

adda

(chat) session, is my priority now," she said.



External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee had on Thursday said that if Taslima had "any difficulties, she should talk to those people who are dealing with the issue".



The author has already denied reports that she has been asked to leave India.



She said Mukherjee's statements have given her hope that her visa will be extended.



The writer has shuttled from Kolkata to Jaipur and Delhi following threats from Islamic fundamentalists. Despite agreeing to remove "objectionable parts" from her novel

Dwikhandita

, (about her experiences in her military-ruled country), she continues to be fundamentalists' target.