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FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:54 Page 30 the power 100 artS & literatUre THE POWER BROKERS Ahmed Rashid Writer & Journalist Ameena Saiyid Oxford University Press Amin Guljee Artist Hanif Kureishi English playwright Jamil Naqsh Artist Maleeha Lodhi Writer Rashid Rana Artist Sherry Rehman Journalist Tariq Ali Historian Tehmina Durrani Writer Hanif Kureshi Playwright hanif kureishi cBe is an english playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker, novelist and short story writer. the themes of his work have touched on topics of race, nationalism, immigration, and sexuality. in 2008, the times included kureishi in their list of “the 50 greatest British writers since 1945” he wrote my Beautiful laundrette in 1985, a screenplay about a gay pakistani-British boy growing up in 1980s london for a film directed by Stephen frears. it won the new York film critics Best Screenplay award and an academy award nomination for Best Screenplay.his book the Buddha of Suburbia (1990) won the whitbread award for the best first novel, and was also made into a BBc television series with a soundtrack by david Bowie.the next year, 1991, saw the release of the feature film entitled london kills me; a film written and directed by kureishi himself. 30

FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:54 Page 31 Tariq Ali Writer tariq ali, is a British pakistani military historian,novelist, journalist, filmmaker, public intellectual, political campaigner, activist, and commentator. he has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics and several novels which have been translated into over a dozen languages, as well as scripts for the stage and screen. he is currently an editor of the new left review. he is the writer of several books, including pakistan: military rule or people’s power (1970), can pakistan Survive? Ameena Saiyid Oxford University Press ameena Saiyid, managing director, oxford University press pakistan, is the first woman in pakistan to head a multinational, and to be elected president of the overseas investors’ chamber of commerce and industry in its 150 years’ history. She was awarded the oBe by the British Queen for the promotion of anglo-pakistan relations, democracy, women’s rights, education, and intellectual property rights. She developed oUp pakistan’s publishing programme to make it the most successful publisher in pakistan. Ahmed Rashid Journalist ahmed rashid is a pakistani journalist based in lahore, who has covered afghanistan, pakistan and central asia for a variety of publications since 1979. his books, ‘taliban’ and ‘descent into chaos’ are on course lists at over 200 universities around the world. he writes for the financial times, the new York times, the new York review of Books, el mundo and BBc online and pakistani publications. in 2001 he won the ‘the nisar osmani courage in Journalism award,’ given by the human rights Society of pakistan. Tehmina Durrani Writer tehmina durrani’s controversial autobiography ‘my feudal lord’ was published in 1991. it is now translated into 39 languages and is a european Bestseller. the book was a pioneer in surmounting the hitherto unbroken silence of muslim women since the 14th century, reconciling the rights of women with the paramount principle laid down for them in islam… and yet it was a book before its time. writing was not enough she searched for other ways to express. in 1992 she exhibited her paintings — ‘catharsis’. Jamil Naqsh Painter Jamil naqsh is a pakistani painter deemed the only living pakistani modern master artist. he currently lives a reclusive life in london. he is best known for his female nude figures. he was a student of Shakir ali and briefly studied at national college of arts but left before obtaining a degree. his work is very idealized and sensual. the artist is known for his palette knife work and prominent line work on canvas. Rashid Rana Artist rashid rana is one of the most important artists of his generation in pakistan. a leading name among the younggeneration artists on the contemporary art scene. he is popular with developing a conceptually driven, wellinformed art practice, which consists of a pixilated attention to formal concerns. his works revolve around a subtle simultaneous exploration of media and identity – both bound by a sharp political edge as he satirizes pop culture and looks to reinterpret varied elements of art and cultural history. . Maleeha Lodhi Writer & Diplomat maleeha lodhi, is a journalist, academic and diplomat from pakistan. She was the high commissioner of pakistan to the United kingdom and is a former pakistani ambassador to the United States. in the fall of 2008, she was a resident fellow at the institute of politics, John f. kennedy School of Government at harvard University. She has also been a member of the United nations Secretary- General’s advisory Board on disarmament. Amin Gulgee Artist amin Gulgee is an innovator of tradition. Using metal, his inspiration is the rich spiritual history of pakistan. wellestablished in pakistan, the artist has also exhibited extensively in the USa, europe and the middle east. the artist’s forty-odd shows include open: prima esposizione di Sculture e installazioni in Venice, where he showed alongside cesar and ten other international sculptors, and a solo show at the imf Gallery in washington. 31

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