Taslima Nasrin, on account of her personal experience of childhood The female characters in Lajja: Kironmoyee, Maya, and Shammima. Lajja is the story of the Dutta family; Suranjan Dutta, a Bengali Hindu, lives in Dhaka with his father Sudhamoy, mother Kironmoyee, and sister. Last Published: Thu, Sep 25 09 01 PM IST. Taslima Nasrin. Lajja: By Taslima Nasrin, translated by Anchita Ghatak, Penguin Books India, pages.

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He only longed to rape one of the Muslim women out of sheer revenge for what they had done to his sister. When the story starts, it is the winter of and the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, a place in Northern India, has been demolished in India by fanatic Hindus, with no connection to the Hindus of Bangladesh. Almost half the book goes to listing every incidence of riot that ever occurred in Bangladesh — naming city and number of nasrib killed, women raped and temples destroyed there.

All the characters talked like nzsrin. Suronjon lit a cigarette.

Despite his best efforts, Suranjan could not find Maya. The female characters in Lajja: Being communists, the family did not believe in any religion whether Hindu or Muslim and humanity was the only religion for them.

Thus, the anti-fundamentalism stance of the novel also envelops anti-patriarchal resistance wherein gender identity is privileged over religion particularly when Nasrin delineates atrocities against women in the same way as religion Islam supersedes nationalism when it comes to the abuse of the religious minority Hindus.

She only screamed to her mother for help saying: Nasrin does the same with tremendous vehemence as she depicts in Lajja how women are sexually harassed, abducted and subjected to varied kinds of torture that may even result in their deaths.


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Jun 12, Selva Subramanian rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lajja, it means shame in Bengali. Obviously it was Hindus in India and not Bangladesh who were guilty of destroying mosque, but it has always been a tendency of weak minds to carry out their anger not on those who they are angry at, but on those on whom they can afford to be angry at. We thank the publishing house for the book!

Mar 30, Amit Srivastava rated lajjw it was amazing.

Lajja: Shame | Taslima Nasrin | Book Review

And should he really move out of Bangladesh and go to India for his family’s safety? Jangan langsung menarik diri, karena Islam di buku ini memang sangat kejam. Being part of the minority community, the Dattas are forced to burn down their own ideologies and seek for peace elsewhere as their own country fails to promise to protect its citizens.

Sadly, I’m lanja one of them.

The only thing that Suronjon can burn in his country is his books, that contributed towards his idealism, an idealism that is now shattered and in ruins. Didirikan oleh Mughal pertama, Babur, pada abad ke A riot is not an act of nature nor is it an accident.

Why did he need to flee his own home while Kemal did not? He even thought of committing suicide but thought that it would be so cowardly an act.

He was well aware that a mass of people could break down the door and rush into their home at any time, some of them familiar faces, some unknown; they would break things and steal and finally burn the house when they left.

Bagi pemerintah yang seharusnya melindungi warganegaranya. Lajja is a narration in third person where the author alternates, for the larger part of the book, between the points of views of Sudhamoy and Suronjon. And the scariest part is, the relevance this book still holds, even after a decade of the pogrom, in a world we proudly call modern. Droves of Sudhamoy’s relatives leave for India for good to escape persecution by Muslim thugs, but Sudhamoy, who is trained in medicine, is content to earn a modest sum working as a doctor in his own country.


A case was registered the next day at the Laksam police station by her distraught family. Frankly, I was bored stiff by this book. 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.

Pokoke novel yg sangat mengerikan dech She had written this book like a documentary as a response to the series of communal violence that happened in Bangladesh after the demolition of Babri Masjid in This novel tells about the miserable lives of Hindus in Bangladesh.

A man who believed that both the communities can live peacefully together now witnesses only death and destruction. It exposes the shame of a country. Communal riots is a term residents of South Asia know very well, and fear as well. Her desire to move to India to her relatives at the perilous hour on account of the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition remained unattended. Sejak itu, kedamaian tak ada lagi di sana, terutama bagi masyarakat Hindu sebagai kelompok minoritas.

Sebelum membaca buku ini aku sudah baca beberapa reviewnya, jadi sudah dapat memperkirakan isinya, tapi tetap masih penasaran untuk membacanya. 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.