Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is an internationally celebrated Indian film actress who believes art should be used as an instrument for social change. She is a former Member of Parliament, a women’s rights activist and a relentless crusader against religious fundamentalism of all. She is a Global Leadership Ambassador of Women In Public Service Project, an initiative of Hillary Clinton and a UN Goodwill Ambassador of UNFPA.



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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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