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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was born on 11 November, 1888 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He was a leading figure in India’s struggle for freedom and a noted writer, poet and journalist. He adopted the pen name Azad (Free). In his childhood, Azad had a traditional Islamic education, along with training in subjects like mathematics, philosophy, world history and science by tutors at his home. Through his own efforts, he learnt English, along with Western philosophy, [...]

Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry is an Indian-born Canadian writer. He is originally from India, but currently resides in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He belongs to the minority Parsi community and practices Zoroastrianism. Rohinton Mistry was born on July 3, 1952 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He graduated from the University of Mumbai with a degree in BA in Mathematics and Economics. In 1975, he immigrated to Canada with his wife Freny Elavia, and settled in Toronto where he studied [...]

This article was updated on June 13, 2019. ***** Read More Below: Amitav Ghosh, famous Indian English writer, was born in Kolkata (former name Calcutta) in 1956. His father was a lieutenant-colonel in the army. As a result, he got to travel to different parts of the world. Thus, Amitav Ghosh was raised and educated in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Egypt, India and the United Kingdom. He received his early education at the Doon School, [...]