nsrkhan has written 19 posts for NSR Khan

Kugle Speaks on Various Islamic Views of Homosexuality by Kip Pesses

By Kip Pesses  published in the Kenyon Collegian Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:02 Scott Kugle came to Kenyon to discuss Islam’s understanding of homosexuality. The Bible and the Torah explicitly address homosexuality.  But what does the Qur’an, Islam’s holiest book, have to say on the subject?  Less than you … Continue reading

BBC iPlayer – Under the Skin: Correspondence

Under the Skin 1/3: Correspondence by NSR Khan on BBC Radio 4 “Listen Again” for 7 days: BBC iPlayer – Under the Skin: Correspondence.

Homosexuality, the Spirit of Islam and my Father

What my father taught me about Love. The story behind Correspondence: BBC Radio 4 at 00 30 19th February 2012 Last year, I was given the opportunity to take part in a South Asian Literature Festival event , Same-Same: Sex, Love and other Queeries  which showcased, in part, the writing of South Asian gay writers. … Continue reading

BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Under the Skin

Correspondence to be broadcast Saturday night/Sunday morning 19th February at 00 30 on Radio 4 as part of the Under the Skin series. A celebration of the South Asian Literary Festival. BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Under the Skin.

South Asian Literature Festival “Under the Skin” Live Recording for BBC Radio 4

SALF records short stories for BBC Radio 4 NSR Khan’s poignant ‘Correspondence’ is told from the perspective of a man who gradually comes to terms with his daughter’s homosexuality Sunday’s DSC South Asian Literature Festival event Under The Skin saw three short stories recorded live for BBC Radio 4 at the Soho Theatre. Author: Iman … Continue reading

“Family Values”, Same-Sex Marriage and my Wife (to be)

I have never been very keen on marriage. Whilst I loved my ex-husband, as a soul mate and a friend (and indeed still do, in a watered down sort of way) I didn’t actually want to marry him. The act of marriage, was I thought, a means of securing my father’s “blessing”. A completely futile … Continue reading

A militant call for gentleness and empathy

One of the hardest things about living with a serious and enduring mental illness diagnosis is going back into the world after a period of acute illness. The re-entry to mainstream life. Recovery is a wonderful concept. It brings, however, a vulnerability as one takes steps back into normal professional and social interaction. I have … Continue reading

My son called me a half-caste yesterday

My younger son, indeed the son mentioned in an earlier post here, called me a half-caste yesterday. We are all used to children saying inappropriate things because they do not understand the meaning or import of the words they use. I once asked my father if he was a virgin. The tupar (slap) that ensued … Continue reading

Sarfraz Manzoor’s hair, “love” marriages and South Asian diaspora writing

A response of sorts to review by Sarfraz Manzoor of Too Asian Not Asian Enough, edited by Kavita Bhanot I have, because of my late father, a sentimental affection, and indeed respect for Sarfraz Manzoor, or perhaps more particularly for his hair. Nothing has changed that feeling, despite Sarfraz Manzoor’s recent review in the Guardian  of Too Asian Not … Continue reading

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