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Salman Khurshid appeared for Students Islamic Movement of India, a. .
Salman Khurshid appeared for Students Islamic Movement of India, a group banned in India and frequently charged by Indian authorities with terrorist activities, as its defence lawyer, appealing the 2002 ban; in June 2006 the Supreme Court of India rejected the appeal noting "the appeal against the ban should be first argued before the tribunal established for the purposes". Khurshid has been deeply involved in writing and acting in plays since his student days in Delhi and Oxford. He is the author of the play Sons of Babur, published by Rupa & C. which has been staged, with Tom Alter in the lead role, at the Red Fort in Delhi.
Salman Khurshid’s most popular book is At Home In India.
Select Format: Hardcover. Release Date: June 2008. Publisher: Rupa Publications India.
Published 2008 by Rupa & Co. in New Delhi.
Sons of Babur, written by former External Affairs Minister of India Salman Khurshid, is set in the era of the Mughals. The play has been adapted by Ather Farouqui and is directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam. Ghalib in New Delhi, written and directed by Dr Alam, tells the story of the Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib, who comes back to modern day Delhi 200 years after his death to discover things are not how he left them.
Khurshid said Sons of Babur is relevant to the present scenario of India and the Indian subcontinent, where minorities are struggling with their past identities and an identity crisis. It is an attempt to explore the meaning of nationhood, and in particular relevance to India, said Khurshid, who was on a personal visit to the UAE recently. Meanwhile, ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ has the great erstwhile Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib revisiting his beloved ‘Dehli’, now ironically ‘Delhi’, in 2017 to witness and relish his posthumous fame.
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