A story like this is not just to be read and put back in the closet, it is a prophecy to be heard before it is too late. Lajja [Taslima Nasrin, Anchita Ghatak (Tr.)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A savage indictment of religious extremism and man s. Learn more at Author Central ยท Lajja (Marathi). $ Kindle Edition. Shame: A Novel. $ Lajja. Sep 1, by Taslima Nasrin and Anchita Ghatak (Tr.).

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Namun, karena persoalan agama Hindu dan Islam yang terus-menerus meminta korban jiwa, maka lalu kelompok Islam memisahkan diri menjadi Pakistan yang sekarang. This is the book which made the author a household name in India after she had to leave her country Bangladesh post this book started being talked about everywhere.

Meski harta bendanya telah habis dirampas dan mereka harus tinggal di rumah kontrakan. He feels threatened and alienated. Kiranmayee as a faithful wife stands by her husband’s views. A feminist writer denounces treatment of women as objects of lust, physical and psychological violence. The plight of a Hindu family is presented against the backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism with occasional references to real instances of communal violence in Bangladesh.

Yet it is in the tasli,a of religion that there has been so much disturbance, bloodshed and persecution.

His forefathers were a part of this land, he himself fought for the liberation of this country, but at what cost? The wails and shrieks of the young girl Maya went in vain as there was none who could come forward and help the family in finding her and taking action against the male predators who abducted her. When you read Lajja, it challenges your thought process.

Two books with two authors 1 14 Nov 09, There are two types of authors who write poorly about their nation. Your heart goes out to him. Selected Columns Jul 09, Hanya manusia yang punya ras dan kelompok.


The family is never safe thereafter as they keep receiving threatening through anonymous extortion letters that aimed at kidnapping Maya again.

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.

For an excerpt from the book, visit www. Good, important subject but bad storytelling in my opinion. What makes me extremely sad is that at the end of the book, they have to sneak out of their own houses like thieve, dejected and without any hope.

Sep 20, Kristi rated it did not like it. Lajja Sep 15, Father and son share the same nationalistic spirit, but Suranjan, who lacks discipline and focus, has turned into a loafer. In a country like Bangladesh they favor religion over development.

Ia memotret dan merekam tragedi itu ke dalam novelnya dengan tokoh utama Sudhamoy dan Suranjan, anak beranak dari sebuah keluarga Hindu nasionalis yang berulangkali harus mengalami perlakuan diskriminasi di tanah airnya sendiri. Of course, not all are extremists, but one is enough to wreak havoc. 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.

It is a story of metamorphosis, in which disastrous events create disillusionment, resulting in violence and resentment.

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What was born as a secular state has a Department of Religion which has a heavy budget almost all of which goes to promotion of Islam. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

It is easy to understand this book getting banned, for her active criticisms against Awami League, BJP, RSS and other communal political taslimz on their vote mongering hate taslkma, is very visible. The novel follows the disillusionment of this father and son about their country. In truth, Dutta family represents the whole of the community. Sudhamoy yang mantan aktivis penggerak kemerdekaan Bangladesh, tak berada di tempat saat sang Ayah terkena stroke, tak juga ada saat adiknya Maya diculik penjarah.


Umat Islam di Bangladesh, melakukan pembalasan ke umat hindu di negaranya. However, when Maya grew up as a young girl of 19, the ominous day of 11th December came. In fact, Nasrin too, as a feminist writer condemns violence against women. Tanah dan harta di rampas dan perempuan-perempuannya di perkosa. Pain of parents and Suranjan has been described in a picture perfect way. The female characters in Lajja: On the contrary, his sister Maya is engrossed in nursing their father back to health.

Taslima Nasrin wrote Lajjapreviously translated as Shameinafter four novels and several collections of poetry and essays. The story itself was pretty ordinary with lame dialogue and a lot of repetition. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Lajja: Shame by Taslima Nasrin

Pemerkosaan, penjarahan, penganiayaan, pembunuhan dan penculikan terjadi di seluruh Bangladesh. Lajja is a honest book and tells a heart-wrenching story of a family beaten up, but unwilling to give up. Adalah mesjid Babri di Ayodya India yang menjadi pangkal mulanya.

Open Preview See a Problem? Pages full of dense texts and facts that you may never know if you have not read this one.

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In Lajja too, this aspect comes to light as there nawreen women framed as good or bad by the patriarchal setup. Start reading Lajja on your Kindle in under a minute.

It exposes the shame of a country.