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Sawnet - Bookshelf -
was born in Lucknow in 1913. She studied in La Martiniere school and
Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow, and learnt Persian, Urdu and
Arabic at home. She became a journalist and writer of short
stories. In 1947 she moved to England with her husband and children,
and produced a women's programme on the BBC for several years.
Attia Hosain died on 25 Jan 1998. Her great-niece is also a novelist.
A Writer's Partition. A wonderful website about Attia Hosain, including
interviews, biography, articles, and photographs.
- Articles about Attia Hosain
- A meeting with Attia Hosain. Uma Parameswaran writes about meeting her in the early 1980s.
special report on South Asian century. Muneeza Shamsie writes
about literature in the last century.
Photo courtesy Omar Khan at harappa.com.
- Sunlight on a broken column
Virago, Penguin, London. (1961)
- Phoenix Fled: and other stories
Virago, London. reprint 1988 (1953)
South Asian Women authors