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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Her desire to move to India to her relatives at the perilous hour on account of the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition remained unattended.

Taslima Nasreen in this book looks like she belongs to the second category. The female characters in Lajja: And that goes for Bangladeshi spades too – again questioning the communal party who was causing riots and secular ruling party which had maintained silence. As a story per se, it is about the riots that happen in Bangladesh as an aftermath of the Babri Masjid demolition and how a Hindu family pays a heavy price because its men happen to be too idealistic.

By and large, it is at the cost of the family that a woman is conditioned to subdue her desires and fit into the socio-cultural framework.

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Yet, the fact that Hindus destroyed the Masjid is reason enough for Muslim fundamentalists in Bangaldesh to inflict a spate of atrocities against the minority Hindu population. As a reader you resign yourself to the thought that Suranjan is cut out lahja be a lame actor on this stage while Sudhamoy and his wife play their part of caring parents accepting their son’s shortcomings.

Few 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.

He feels threatened and alienated. I read this hovel in my late teenage. Tapi ketika thn UUD Bangladesh diubah dengan mencantumkan Islam sebagai agama resmi, maka keadaan berubah, lajia tidak dirasakan lagi. Masjid ini dihancurkan tahun yang menimbulkan kerusuhan tak hanya di India, tetapi juga di Bangladesh.


The Case of Taslima Nasreen of Bangladesh. Thus, the females as portrayed in the novel are nothing more than objects to be used by the male predators to satiate their lust. Open Preview See laja Problem?

Even after what happened to him, he continues to love Taslima Nasrin, narrates a agonizing description of a country immersed in religious and political conflict. Furthermore, the assumption that a woman has no identity of her own and is dependent on the men around her, be it her father, brother, husband or son, has been amply exemplified in the novel, Sudhamoye, for instance, praises his wife Kironmoyee and daughter Maya by telling Maya: If I stop my writing, women will lose conscience because the fundamentalists like to oppress women to show their power.

lajua Thus, women remain as mere object or property to men. It would have made more sense if the omniscient narrator herself had shared the information and arguments directly instead of giving her characters hard-disk memories.

And so, if you are wise enough to adhere my summons, then it is high time we replace priests with bartenders. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in Feb 21, Aishu Rehman rated it liked it. Sebenarnya bagi keluarga itu agama hindu hanya sekedar formalitas saja identitas keluarga secara nove, temurun karena dalam kesehariannya mereka lebih cenderung berpaham sekularis, humanissosialis dan nasionalis.

There are countless examples – instead of questioning powerful business-people and politicians for not raising wages and jobs, people would rather blame minorities, immigrants and reservation quotas; instead of being angry at police for not providing protection, people will rather blame the women who got raped for being out in the middle of night etc. On the contrary, his lajjaa Maya is engrossed in nursing their father back to health.

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Thirsting for my motherland’s love In the winter ofshortly lajjja Lajja was released, I remember participating in a Quiz contest and being asked to name the author of Lajja. Orang-orang Bengali Timur ini hendak mendirikan sebuah negara yang lebih sekular. Kerusuhan yg terjadi karena faktor agama itu membuat hidup para pemeluk agama hindu dikecam laja. Seperti diyakininya, “My pen is my weapon The violence around continues unabated And so, Bangladeshi Hindus had to suffer – destruction of temples, riots, murders, rapes, forced conversations, black-mail about leaving the country etc.


Thus, it is not easy to protest in a country like Lajjx simply because it may provoke the ire of the mullahs representing a closed, patriarchal mindset. The Duttas – Sudhamoy, Kironmoyee, and their two children, Suranjan and Maya – have lived in Bangladesh all their lives. Of course, not all are extremists, but one is enough to wreak havoc. Through the foregoing discussion, an attempt has been made to analyze marginalization of women along with that of the religious minority novle depicted in Lajja.

Oct 24, Endah rated it liked it. Beruntung dapat pinjaman dari Nurul. The data is not just parroted in the book; it comes as a dialogue from anxious Bengalis living in fear of their lives, and this is what adds life to these numbers; it makes novsl realise the enormity and graveness of the situation, and sympathise with the victims.

Instead of religious laws, she maintains, what is needed is a uniform civil code that accords women equality and justice. Tortured and almost killed in camps, Sudhamoy returns back as a ghost.

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They want to keep them down. Lajja describes the atrocities against Hindu minorities by Muslim fundamentalists and her main message in it is Let humanism be the other name of religion. He felt helpless as he could not find any assistance to locate his sister. It was the eleventh day of riot in Bangladesh, i. Negeri dengan persoalan yang mirip dengan kita adalah India. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Leave Your Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Was hoping for more story-telling than facts thrown at my face however important they may be.