Lajja (Shame) Paperback – 30 Mar 2003
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A book that was much needed in this world, Where Fundamentalist Fanatics are slowly and steadily rising in strength, It exposes an important issue, that has been largely ignored . Taslima Nasrin deserves accolades for this great work of her. --By Vatan on 8 July 2014
simply love this book. One cannot stop till it comes to an end. All should go for it. Above all its not communal --By Manisha on 24 February 2014
Nice one --By Anindita Nandi 9 November 2014 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Taslima Nasrin was born in Bangladesh. A former physician and an author, Taslima has been living in exile since 1994. She works for secular humanism, freedom of thought and equality for women. Some of her most notable works are: Shodh, Bhromor Koio Gia, Narir Kono Desh Nei, Nirbashito Bahire Ontore, and Nimontron. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Fiction has been peppered with actual historical events, facts and statistics throughout the novel to give credibility to author's arguments.At times one feels as if author is trying to prove something or other to authorities in power. This novel is in a way author's cry for humanism.
I have given only four stars since i felt author has left many things untouched and unanswered on such a topic.The book is heavy on stating the incidents and facts rather than analysing or suggesting some solution which one might expect given the nature of the novel
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Sept. 2, 2012.
The tale is very touching and shows how a nation betrays its citizens, even when the only emotion they have for their country is patriotism. The nation of Bangladesh has failed to live upto the dreams and aspirations of its Hindu citizens which helped in its creation.
However, there are certain aspects of writing which make the book less appealing. There are real life facts/events which have been directly copy pasted in the middle of the text. It becomes very boring to read them after a few pages. The characters seem to have a flawless memory of all these events as they remember and narrate them without any problems at all. All this happens way too often and it becomes annoying. The patriotism seems to be impractical, even when your daughter is being kidnapped and raped, its impractical to imagine that you will still praise your nation without any complains!
I feel extremely sorry for Ms.Tasalima Nasarin for having faced all the trouble. I don't see anything wrong with what she has written in the book. I wish my country India could have offered her more support and protection.
A brave description of what actually went on in Bangladesh in early 90s. Too many people want to ignore the fact that hindus and
other minorities get treated like garbage in muslim majority countries. Too sad that things like these do not get published in news and papers. I wish Indian army had intervened during these attacks on minorites in 90s.