An India born Malyali, BM Kutty, who went to play a lead role in the politics of Balochistan — Pakistan's troubled province of ethnic Balochis — unveiled an autobiography at a gathering of dignitaries, among them Pakistan's high commissioner Shahid Malik.
Baloch nationalists have long campaigned for autonomy and control of local resources. An armed insurgency is demanding outright independence.
Kutty's memoirs, Sixty Years in Self-Exile: No Regrets, was inaugurated by former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh. The book traces Kutty's migration from Calicut, where he was a Communist, to Balochistan.