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Taslima to return to India in July-August

india Updated: Jun 01, 2008 13:04 IST

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Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has said she would return to India by July or August.

"I will come to India in July or August. Leaving India permanently means death to me. After coming, I will see whether I would be allowed to enter Kolakata or not," Taslima said.

This was stated by Taslima's close friend and a writer, Kripashankar Chaubey, in his book Najarband Taslima (Taslima in House Arrest).

The writer, who is now staying in Sweden after leaving India, said, "Although I was put in a safe house in Delhi but, was like 'chamber of death'. I faced physical and mental torture. And such was the problem that I was left with no other option but to leave India."

"I am more of a victim of appeasement politics than of threats from fundamentalists. But I don't want India become another Bangladesh," Nasrin said.

The writer of controversial books Lajja and Dvikhandita had to leave India in March this year following protest from Islamic groups against her writings.