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Asians in News 2001
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South Asians in News - 2001
Awarded & Honoured
Dr. Sima Samar
Dr. Sima Samar was selected as John Humphrey
Freedom Award recipient for her efforts to strengthen the human rights of
women and girls in Afghanistan and in refugee camps on the Northern border
of Pakistan. It was presented in Montreal on Monday, December 10, 2001,
International Human Rights Day.
more on Sima Samar in November 2001 issue of the-south-asian
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for
Literature in December 2001. The announcement of the award in October was
received with mixed reactions – bordering almost on an East-West divide.
The accolades have almost invariably come from the West, while the East has
been more critical of his writing. Naipaul is one of the controversial
writers of our times. His critics allege that his books on India and the
Islamic World reflect insufficient understanding of the region, its people,
and its spirit. He has been accused of cultural insensitivity. To others,
his perceptions and what he observes seem objective, relevant and astute.
more on Naipaul in January 2002 issue of the-south-asian
Zubin Mehta, the world renowned Music Conductor, was named Knight of The
Legion of Honour, by President Chirac of France, in April 2001.
India’s highest Civilian Award is given for exceptional service towards
the advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of public
service of the highest order. Awarded last year to the Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan and
vocalist Lata Mangeshkar.
Left: The Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, aged 85; Right:
India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar, aged 72.