THE LIVES OF FREDA: THE BLOG
What a wonderful, well-attended, lively event the Hyderabad Literary Festival is. I was there to talk, of course, about Freda Bedi - one last hurrah, perhaps, for The Lives of Freda.
As well as a decent audience, the event got good press coverage (though the remarks attributed to my co-panellist Irene Frain in that report were not made by her). And I was thrilled that among those attending were a couple who knew Freda and her family half-a-century and more ago.
Ahmad Rashid Shervani, now 88, was a very good friend of Binder Dewan, an adopted member of the Bedi family. Rashid and Binder were students together at Ahmedabad. He got to know all the Bedis, including Freda's mother-in-law, Bhabooji. Nusrat Shervani also has warm memories of Freda.
They already had a copy of my biography and now they have a second copy, signed by a grateful and respectful author.
The Lives of Freda
- a blog about my biography of Freda Bedi