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Lajja- Tasleema Nasrin

Numerous tales of heroic women killing themselves rather than succumbing to sexual assault are very much a part of Bangladeshi folk culture. She often gives the death toll of riots in India. Sebagai yang beragama Islam, membaca data-data di novel ini cukup bikin merinding, Tak heran, novel ini membuat penulis nya terusir dari negara nya sendiri.

The novelist demonstrates how the abduction of Hindu girls has been common in Bangladesh and how the hooligans do not have any kind of fear. Taslima Nasreen in this book looks like she belongs to the second category. She has been prevented from returning to her country of birth for the last twenty years.

It was two years then since the Babri Masjid had been demolished, but I hadn’t known of any connection between the demolition and the book.

Lajja (English) (Paperback)

Through the thoughts and words of the hero, she subtly addressees the politics of language, how the streets and institutions were renamed, and how the ones that retained their old Hindu names were reduced to acronyms.

Nsarin weeks back I visited Baharison’s b I think I was fourteen years old when I first picked up a battered second-hand copy of Lajja Shame by Taslima Nasrin in a bookstore. But truth must be told. Barangkali, Taslima Nasrin hendak menyampaikan betapa malunya ia sebagai seorang muslim menyaksikan pembantaian kemanusiaan yang dilakukan kelompok mayoritas Islam terhadap minoritas Hindu di negaranya. They were all about twenty-one years old.


It highlights male version of the female world which englisj based on marginalization of women. Lajja English Paperback By: The crumbling of Maya’s character can be sensed from the very beginning of Lajja, but it comes so swiftly that it leaves you stunned.

It is about the Dutta family, living in Bangladesh.

Lajja – Wikipedia

Lajja is a response of Taslima Nasrin to anti-Hindu riots that erupted in parts of Bangladesh, soon after the demolition of Babri Masjid in India on 6 December Penguin Year of publishing: View all 34 comments.

Pada tahunwilayah Pakistan Timur menuntut kemerdekaan dan negara sendiri, terpisah dari Pakistan yang Islam. Sungguh memprihatinkan jika hari ini masih ada orang-orang yang menolak pluralisme. Sampai kapankah idealisme itu mampu tetap dipertahankannya sebagai prinsip hidup? Those who either want to achieve fame quickly and those who want to point to their nation that it has wronged a certain section of its society. I would rather make Alcohalism the sole religion for the whole world Further, the boundaries of feminism are not limited to the cause of women as they can be extended to the cause of underprivileged ones.

So they are not used to seeing that women can protest and are surprised if they do. It exposes the shame of a country.

Since fleeing Bangladesh inshe has lived in many countries, and lives in United States as of July A devastating account of the demolition of Babri Lajjja in India and its inhumane reverberations in the lives of millions of Hindus in Nasrinn.

Lajja deals with several feminist issues. Ia tak pernah jera dan terus menyuarakan penolakannya terhadap fundamentalisme dan komunalisme dengan menulis. Thus, it is not easy to protest in a nxsrin like Bangladesh simply because it may provoke the ire of the mullahs representing a closed, patriarchal mindset. He feels threatened and alienated. Sudhamoy, an atheist, believes with a naive mix of optimism and idealism that his motherland will not let him down Sudhamoy yang mantan aktivis penggerak kemerdekaan Bangladesh, tak berada di tempat saat sang Ayah terkena stroke, tak juga ada saat adiknya Maya diculik penjarah.


This article is closed for comments. Orang-orang Bengali Timur ini hendak mendirikan sebuah negara yang lebih sekular.

Thus, the gender extremism and religious fundamentalism go hand in hand throughout the text subjecting the female characters like Maya to inhuman torture until she dies. She stayed in an undisclosed location in New Delhi for about seven months till she left for Sweden, which granted her citizenship. Jul 03, Vidhi Chheda rated it really liked it. Lajja dalam bahasa Bangladesh berarti malu, dan kalimat yg twslima kuncinya adalah ” Biarlah agama berganti nama menjadi kemanusiaan “.

Maybe I am just not the right audience. The most striking feature of Lajja is Suronjon’s internal struggle of what he believes and what he is witnessing.

Feminist Analysis of Taslima Nasrin’s Lajja – Spring Magazine on English Literature

The endless stating of facts as part of dialogues made the book hard hitting yes, but tiresome in some places. Even after what happened to him, he continues to love his country. View all 12 comments. Related Topics Authors National Books books and literature. Kironmoyee was mostly in the background, but she had an important role to play.

Suranjan can no longer look at any Muslim without suspicion.

Our new places of worship should be academies of art and culture, centers of creativity and Institutes of scientific research.