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But actually it is a thinly disguised factual account of all the gruesome violence that took place in Bangladesh: Pages full of dense texts and facts that you may never know if you have not read this one. The theme of the novel is the evil side of communalism which unfortunately is still relevant in the sub-continent even after more than two decades since the book was published.

Lajja is a response of Taslima Nasrin to anti-Hindu riots shae erupted in parts of Bangladesh, nasri after the demolition of Babri Masjid in India on 6 December Otherwise, why would the Bangla Islamic extremists decide to kill their own hindu brethren for demolition of Babri Masjid in India by Indian Hindus?

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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.

It nonetheless sold 50, copies in the six months after its publication.

The factual data presented throughout the book may dwindle the reader’s interest, however, this is justified by the motif to bring into light the intensity of the massacre which was condoned so says the book by the bangladesh A devastating account of the demolition of Babri Masjid in India and its inhumane reverberations in the lives of millions of Hindus in Bangladesh.


Sudhamoy believes that Bangladesh is his country, where he lived his whole life and will die also in it’s arm. At every step, Kironmoyee had to sacrifice and behave according to the imposed authority of the ruling class in Bangladesh. The negativity of human nature is at its peak at such times. Plot summary from Wikipedia Sudhamoy, the patriarch of the family, feels that Bangladesh, his motherland, shall never let him down.

Relentlessly he pulled her hair; bit her on the cheek, neck and breasts. Indeed, the wellspring of love for one’s motherland is deep and unremitting.

Bagi pemerintah yang seharusnya melindungi warganegaranya. Why, friends, it was just your every day Blenders Pride brewed with a lot of sugar at initial stages to give it a sweet taste.

Nilanjana curses her brother’s apathy and coaxes his brother to take the family to a Muslim friend’s house for safety.

Book review: Lajja (Shame) by Taslima Nasrin – Khushboo Writes

Kata “lajja” dalam bahasa Bengali berarti “malu”. 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.

The novelist demonstrates how the abduction of Hindu girls has been common in Bangladesh and how the hooligans do not have any tqslima of fear. While Suronjon was out in streets, fighting his ideals, his sister was being raped and eventually murdered in the same streets where they both once played. The mindset of Muslim predators is explained in the story line. Nasrin dedicated the book “to the people of the Indian subcontinent ,” beginning the text with the words, “let another name for religion be humanism.

Maybe I am just not the right audience. Thank you to you to for reading it.

Lajja = Shame / Taslima Nasrin ; translated from the Bengali by Tutul Gupta – Details – Trove

In Lajja too, this aspect comes to light as there are women nazrin as good or bad by the patriarchal setup. Contohnya, padaketika terjadi penghancuran Masjid Babri di India oleh para penganut Hindu, berbuntut kerusuhan komunal di Banglades.


Di Indonesia faktor agama terkadang juga dapat melibas rasa kemanusiaan seseorang. Haha Also, I think you are my friend on facebook. All in all, she could have covered the whole topic in less than ten pages instead of writing a whole book. Buku yang membangkitkan mixed feeling bagi saya. The expression is of dread, and one dare say, of hope. Entah kenapa, tak jelas diuraikan di novel iniBangladesh kemudian memposisikan penganut agama Islam lebih istimewa di negara ini.

All through the ehame part of the story, you have seen Suranjan visiting friends, squandering his time.

He only longed to rape one of the Muslim women out of sheer revenge for what they had done to his sister. A man who believed that both the communities can live peacefully together now witnesses only death and destruction. He even thought of committing suicide sshame thought that it would be so cowardly an act. The female characters in Lajja: Saat teman-teman, tetangga, dan kerabatnya berobondong-bondong meninggalkan Banglades menuju India untuk menyelamatkan diri, Sudhamoy sekeluarga tetap bertahan dengan sebongkah keyakinan bahwa biar bagaimanapun yang terbaik adalah tetap tinggal di tanah airnya sendiri, kalau perlu sampai ajal menjemput.

He feels threatened and alienated. Numerous tales of nasriin women killing themselves rather than succumbing to sexual assault are very much a part of Bangladeshi folk culture. The book torments you, makes you introspect the purpose of religion. Thus, the females as portrayed in the novel are nothing more than objects to be used by the male predators to satiate their lust. The taslimx worked in parts for me.