In Appreciation Of The Poetry Of Courage Of Attia Hussain (sic)

Series nameMiscellaneous

The following essay is a tribute to Attia Hosain by the Indian writer Mulk Raj Anand, author of books such as ‘Untouchable’ and ‘Coolie’. Hosain and Mulk Raj Anand were members of the Progressive Writers Movement in India and remained friends throughout the years.

Date of Creation / Publication1956
CreatorAnand, Mulk Raj
Associated Person/ OrganisationHosain, Attia
Collection and Reference NumberAttia Hosain Collection (GB 2661 AH)
Catalogue NumberAH/MISC/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with the Literary Estate of Attia Hosain.
Series notesThe Miscellaneous section features transcripts from Attia Hosain's years at the BBC in London. She was a prominent speaker and presenter on popular shows on BBC Radio from 1949 until the early 1970s. She presented in Hindi for the India Service, in Urdu for the Pakistan Service and in English for the regional broadcasts. We have also included a short tribute piece to Attia Hosain written by her dear friend and fellow writer, Mulk Raj Anand. Together, they were affiliated to the Progessive Writers Movement in India, a group of socialist writers and artists.
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.