Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: English (translation) Original Language: Bengali. About the Author. Taslima Nasrin practiced as a government doctor. Lingering Shame. Taslima Nasrin wrote Lajja, previously translated as Shame, in , after four novels and several collections of poetry and. Lajja is the story of the Dutta family; Suranjan Dutta, a Bengali Hindu, lives in Dhaka with his father Sudhamoy, mother Kironmoyee, and sister.

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But after demolition of Babri Masjid and inhuman killings on the streets of Bangladesh, Suronjon’s views are changing rapidly. Nasrin powerfully makes her point in one of her interviews challenging fundamentalists with closed mindset:.

Keluarga hindu yg tertindas itu diwakili oleh Keluarga Dhutta, yaitu Sudhamoy – Ayah, Kironmoye – ibu, Suranjan – anak laki2 sulung dari 2 bersaudara dan Maya – putri bungsu. Namun kalau lebih diresapi, buku ini sebenarnya tidak menghina Islam. Karena kucing memiliki identitas bersama. Further, the boundaries of feminism are not limited to the cause of women as nove, can be extended to the cause of underprivileged ones. It earned her a bounty on her head from Islamic fundamentalists, forced her to flee the country, and turned her into an international icon for human rights as well as one of the most controversial literary figures from the subcontinent.

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Lajja: Shame | Taslima Nasrin | Book Review

Thus, it is not easy to protest in a country like Bangladesh simply because it may provoke the ire of the mullahs representing a closed, patriarchal mindset. Local ingredients and sustainability are at the top of my list Instead of making New Year resolutions, dream The year of tinkering with genes The year the tigress died.

She often gives the death toll of riots in India. All in all, she could have covered the whole topic in less than ten pages instead of writing a whole book.

Lajja: Shame by Taslima Nasrin

I read the book cover to cover, hoping that there would be some redeeming factor, but what little story there was appeared to be merely an excuse to loosely link pages and pages of wrongs.


The double marginalization of women on religious grounds on the one hand and their gender identity on the other is another crucial aspect in the novel. The schools have special Islamic classes which makes minority kids feel alienated. Will I get so much of love and care once I am well? The family is never safe thereafter as they keep receiving threatening through anonymous extortion letters that aimed at kidnapping Maya again.

Sep 20, Kristi rated it did not like it.

Dan terjadilah migrasi besar-besaran umat Novel ini lebih tepat adalah kumpulan berita yang di ceritakan oleh tokoh ceritanya. Her abductors threatened Premanand Seal and his family but the police took no action when informed. The book sometimes reads like fictionalized non-fiction with arguments and information being the key subject of book and story only getting the second seat.

I salute the courage of Taslima for telling the truth in best way. The expression is of dread, and one dare say, of hope. All materials contained on this site are copyrighted and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast in any form for commercial purpose without our prior written permission.

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. Kerusuhan yg terjadi karena faktor agama itu membuat hidup para pemeluk agama hindu dikecam ketakutan. Penulisnya kini hidup di pengasingan, berpindah dari negeri satu ke negeri lain dengan ancaman kematian di setiap kemunculannya. They took the terrified little girl to garden nearby and raped her…a case was filed…no one was lanja.

Dec 13, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Her second act of assertion manifests in her refusal to accept the financial help offered by her son after her husband has a paralytic attack, nvel apparently depicts her as a victim of patriarchy.

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

Kiranmayee as a faithful wife stands by her husband’s views. I would rather make Alcohalism the sole religion for the whole world She is, in fact, viewed as a bad or fallen girl. He felt a strong desire to avenge the honor of his sister and was filled with anger and hatred for the Muslims.


Kironmoyee, Maya, and Shammima Begum are all compelled to behave as per the patriarchal norms, wherein Nasrin aims at highlighting the situation of women belonging to minority community of Hindus in Bangladesh, who had to go through a tough phase during the demolition of Babri Masjid in India. Lists with This Bovel.

Lajja: Shame

The new translation by Anchita Ghatakan improvement on the previous one in its attempt to preserve the flavour of the original including the titleis competent, though not without lapses. They were all about twenty-one years old.

In Lajja too, this aspect comes to light as there are women framed as good or bad by the patriarchal setup. Pada awalnya perbedaan ini tidak menjadi masalah karena mereka sama-sama berjuang untuk kemerdekaan. The legal system also turned a blind eye on the family as they were Hindus. To quote from the text:. However, when Maya grew up as a young girl of 19, the ominous day of 11th December came. So I think for women, protesting is more dangerous.

Sudhamoy, seorang dokter yang turut berjuang memerdekakan Banglades dari Pakistan, tak pernah menyangka bahwa nasibnya akan menjadi seburuk itu di negeri tercintanya. It is a story of metamorphosis, in which disastrous events create disillusionment, resulting in violence and resentment.

This is a story of a Bengali family living in Bangladesh during the Babri Masjid demolition and consecutive riots. Sudhamoy yang mantan aktivis penggerak kemerdekaan Bangladesh, tak berada di tempat saat sang Ayah terkena stroke, tak juga ada saat adiknya Maya diculik penjarah.

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