Young Taslima Nasreen, author of Lajja, is a lady of rare courage and wide sympathies. She has spoken for the Muslim women of Bangladesh and indeed women of all Muslim countries who do not have many spokesmen.Though under great pressure, she refuses to be silenced. She says thatwomen in Islamic countries "are exposed to male domination as a rule rather than as an exception…
If anyone protests against such malpractices, as I have done, she is sure to be branded as a witch." She clarifies that she does not preach, Promiscuity but she holds that" for Muslim males changing bed-partners should. Not be as easy as throwing out leftover food. What I demand is freedom for women from male domination and a uniform code…. If that can be construed as blasphemy, I cannot help it.
a fighter……..a winner……….she stood against fundamentalists in bangladesh against brutal exploitation of minorities……..her book lajja reviels the barbaric acts of muslims against hindu minorities……….as always happens fundamentalists couldnt digest the truth n reliesed a FATWA against her………..
The price was set for Taslima Nasreen’s head by Bangladeshi Muslim Fundamentalists in 1993 and 1994. Taslima Nasreen has been living in exile for 5 years. She lived in Sweden, Germany and United States. Now she is living in India .Taslima Nasrin , a physician-turn-writer, is a strong competent voice from Bangladesh.
She rose to prominence after the publication of her first novel Lajja [Shame] in 1993, which was immediately banned in Bangladesh for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims and other communities. She has been in exile ever since her controversial book "Lajja" or "Shame" about Muslim persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh caused a fatwa to be issued against her.
Taslima Nasrin lived up to her father’s expectations. In that sense, he "won". But eventually Nasrin did manage to find her own voice– one that continues to speak powerfully on behalf of oppressed women all over the world.
Nasrin in her memoir tells us what life truly is like for many girls around the world. It is our duty to listen. It is sad though that we can often do little more than be outraged. She fled Bangladesh after some radicals threatened to kill her in 1994 and has since lived in self-imposed exile in India.
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