15 May, 2021

Inside My Khanate

We reprint the essay that led to an unwelcome invitation from Hafiz Saeed...

Inside My Khanate

The piece first came in Outlook Turning Points, a joint issue with NYT
An unwelcome invitation to Shahrukh Khan from 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. A testy, ballistic volley of words. All set off by a piece he wrote for the Outlook-NYT year-end issue. Here we reprint the essay. Part testament, part self-parody, it’s classic ‘SRK speak’ on what it is to be a Muslim icon. The mock-serious writing  shows up the specious reaction in starker relief.

I am an actor. Time does not frame my days with as...

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