While she studied and practised medicine, she saw girls who had been raped; she also heard women cry out in despair in the delivery room if their baby was a girl. Hundreds of thousands fanatics took to the streets demanding her execution by hanging. In October , a radical fundamentalist group called the Council of Islamic Soldiers offered a bounty for her death. A few hundred thousand demonstrators called her "an apostate appointed by imperial forces to vilify Islam"; a member of a "militant faction threatened to set loose thousands of poisonous snakes in the capital unless she was executed. She returned to the East and relocated to Kolkata, India, in , where she lived until

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JoJokasa I hope people who read this autobiography do not think that Bangladesh, the people of Bangladesh and its customs are horrible. She started publishing prose in the early s, and produced three collections of essays and four iin before the publication of her novel Lajja Bengali: I felt so much When I saw the title, I knew I had to read it.

Aug 12, Edward Sullivan rated it liked it Shelves: Growing up changes us so much Other books in ennglish series. Sep 10, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. Truly a remarkable woman. Likewise, her descriptions of Bangladeshi food and evenings spent languishing on rooftops left me anxious to go visit again soon. They are taught for centuries that they are slaves of men.

This is a masterpiece. I think a second reading would have a more powerful impact because you would be more aware of the connections through time and relations.

I on up some of her interviews on youtube and it makes me angry, because it seems like the reporters are verbally attacking her and not allowing her to speak. Oct 18, Ganesh rated it liked it. Without questioning and confronting religious issues, there will engkish be any resolution. Situation of poor men and women servants has been well written. In terms of the writing style, I think Nasrin does a good job being consistent with narrators age. Everyone and especially my Bengali friends.

Mar 03, Suram Pathiraja rated it it was amazing. The sad truth is that, as much as I love Bengali culture and its traditions, there will always be people in the world that distort the traditions and religious understand to best suit themselves, because they are hungry for power.

The Economist reports that the ultimate death toll from Cyclone Sidr is likely to rise as high as 10, This groundbreaking book throws open a window on a world unknown to most Westerners. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feb 12, Alfie Shuvro rated it really liked it. Taslima Nasrin revisits her early years — from her auspicious birth on a Muslim holy day to the threshold of womanhood at fourteen — in a small rural village during the years East Pakistan became Bangladesh.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although throughout her girlhood Nasrin is characterized as being shy, she grows out of it by unbashfully coming out about the inner sufferings people in her society are too ashamed to divulge. TOP Related Articles.


Taslima Nasrin

People with ordinary lives often chronicle their everyday tasks and thoughts by emptying them onto a paper, with no intentions of taking it to a publisher. However, how could someone with a seven-part autobiography written over 10 years not maintain a diary while growing up? Her entire oeuvre comprises 45 books, one of which has been freshly translated into English by Maharghya Chakraborty. In revisiting her childhood, replete with war, displacement, gendered violence, and the rise of fundamentalism, Nasrin paints a desperate picture of growing up Muslim in present-day Bangladesh. Speaking from her home in New Delhi, she travels back to the time when Amar Meyebela was another solitary thought, keeping her company in exile. Excerpts from the interview below: What do you remember of the day you sat down to write Amar Meyebela?



Kigal She successfully expressed her feeling englush senseless religious myebela, against male dominating society. While reading, many times I even despised the Bengali traditions. The Economist reports that the ultimate death toll from Cyclone Sidr is likely to rise as high as 10, Recommended to Sornaly by: I had an instant connection with the title because of the use of the language, which drew me closer. Situation of poor men and women servants has been well written. Published June zmar by Steerforth first published Everyone and especially my Bengali friends. Return to Book Page.

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