Attia Hosain with Mulk Raj Anand – Photograph 6

Series namePhotographs

This is a photograph of Attia Hosain with the Indian writer Mulk Raj Anand, from the 1940s. Attia Hosain belonged to the Progressive Writers Movement along with Mulk Raj Anand and they remained friends throughout her life. Mulk Raj Anand also wrote a tribute to Hosain titled ‘In Appreciation of the Poety of Courage of Attia Hussain [sic]’, which is also available on the SALIDAA digital archive as part of the Attia Hosain collection.

Date of Creation / Publication1940 ca.
Associated Person/ OrganisationHosain, Attia
Collection and Reference NumberAttia Hosain Collection (GB 2661 AH)
Catalogue NumberAH/PHO/6
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with the Literary Estate of Attia Hosain.
Series notesThis group consists of a series of mainly black and white photographs of Attia Hosain with her family and friends taken throughout her life. Among some of the photographs are pictures of Attia Hosain as a child, her home in Lucknow, India, as a graduate with friends, with writer Mulk Raj Anand and a picture of Hosain as a newlywed with her husband, Ali Bahadur Habibullah.
Collection notesThe material from the Attia Hosain collection consists of items relating to her publications, such as extracts from her novel and her collection of short stories, biographical information such as photographs, and miscellaneous items such as transcripts from BBC broadcasts she made and letters.