Omar Rolf Ehrenfels (1901-1980) was an Austrian who converted to Islam and found himself interned with us in the Satara Internment & Parole Center in India. He was a gifted painter and we were lucky that he wanted to do these watercolor portraits of my mother and me in 1944. You can see how his Orientalism and his interest in women and women’s rights translated into how he saw us! Tom Reiss refers to Omar Rolf in The Orientalist.
My Mum and me