Reginald Massey FRSA, is an authority on the culture, religion, music and dance of India. Some of his books are standard works and used by international bodies such as New York's Lincoln Center. In 2002 he delivered the keynote address to inaugurate the Indian Classical Dance Season at the Edinburgh Festival. He wrote and narrated the BBC's well known documentary on Kathakali, the dance drama of Kerala. Later he wrote and produced “Bangladesh I Love You”, a new style travel-docu that starred the boxing phenomenon Muhammad Ali. He has written for leading papers such as The Times and The Guardian and has been a critic of The Dancing Times of London for nearly four decades. [Background of Reginald Massey FRSA , as compiled by the BBC.]
By Dilip Hiro
Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17378-9
Reviewed by Reginald Massey FRSA.
Dilip Hiro is well known to those who are interested in South, Central and Western Asia. Born in Larkana, the fiefdom of the feudal Bhuttos of Sindh, his writings have received worldwide attention and praise. His play To Anchor a Cloud was premiered in London in 1970 and was well received by the mainstream critics. It is the most moving and powerful drama yet written about Shah Jehan and Mumtaz and the inspiration and erection of the Taj Mahal.