Poetry Books by Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin Books, Taslima Nasrin poetry book Split Authors: Taslima Nasrin
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Published Date: 2018-02-26
Categories: Literary Collections
Taslima Nasrin is known for her powerful writing on women's rights and uncompromising criticism of religious fundamentalism. This defiance on her part had led to the ban on the Bengali original of this book by the Left Front in West Bengal as well as the Government of Bangladesh in 2003. While the West Bengal government lifted the injunction after the ban was struck down by the Calcutta High Court in 2005, Nasrin was eventually driven out of Kolkata and forced to expunge passages from the book, besides facing a four-million-dollar defamation lawsuit. Bold and evocative, Split: A Life opens a window to the experiences and works of one of the bravest writers of our times.

Taslima Nasrin Books, Taslima Nasrin poetry book My Girlhood Authors: Taslima Nasrin
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Published Date: 2020-03-16
Categories: Literary Collections
Set in the backdrop of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, this book recollects Taslima Nasrin's early years. From her birth on a holy day to the dawn of womanhood at fourteen to her earliest memories that alternate between scenes of violence, memories of her pious mother, the rise of religious fundamentalism, the trauma of molestation and the beginning of a journey that redefined her world, My Girlhood is a tour de force.

Taslima Nasrin Books, Taslima Nasrin poetry book SHAMELESS Authors: Taslima Nasreen, Arunava Sinha
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published Date: 2020-04-14
Categories: Fiction
'My name is Suranjan. You don't recognize me? You wrote a novel about me. It was called Lajja.' One day in Calcutta, Taslima suddenly finds herself face to face with Suranjan, the principal character from her controversial novel Lajja. Persecuted in their native Bangladesh, Suranjan and his family have, like Taslima, moved to the city across the border. But is life for a Hindu family from an Islamic nation any better in a country where a majority of the population happens to be Hindu? Leading poor, unmoored lives, exploited and frustrated at every step of the way, and always carrying with them the memories of a scarred communal history, Suranjan and so many others like him seem to lead incomplete lives in their so-called 'safe haven'. Shameless, the explosive sequel to Lajja, is an uncompromising, heart-breaking look at ordinary people's lives in our troubled times.



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