Taslima Nasrin, on account of her personal experience of childhood The female characters in Lajja: Kironmoyee, Maya, and Shammima. Lajja is a most popular (Famous) book of Taslima Nasrin. Just click & download. If you want to read online, please go to (✅Click For Read Online) button and. Lingering Shame. Taslima Nasrin wrote Lajja, previously translated as Shame, in , after four novels and several collections of poetry and.

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Dan bahwa itu artinya Indonesia bukan hanya milik satu golongan atau satu agama saja, meski itu agama mayoritas rakyat di sini. Taslima Nasrin, on account of her personal experience of childhood sexual abuse and the deteriorating status of women in Bangladesh, contributes considerably to the feminist thought. Harta benda mereka dirampas, rumah ibadah Hindu dihancurkan dan perempuan-perempuannya diperkosa.

Maya was a special character and the hero of the book. The plight of a Hindu family is presented tsalima the backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism with occasional references to real instances of communal violence in Bangladesh. Babri Masjid demolition, under whatever justifications, is undoubtedly the single greatest failure of our democracy and secularism. That we have no lajja. 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 government despite it claiming to have a secular constitution.

Maya’s mother, Kironmoyee tries to save her, throwing herself at the abductees, but all in tsalima.

Book Review | Lajja – Livemint

Mar 05, Deepa Ranganathan rated it it was ok. Lajja meaning ‘shame’ is a novel set in Bangladesh and revolves around the life of a Hindu family, the Duttas. The novelist demonstrates how the abduction of Hindu girls has been common in Bangladesh and how the hooligans do not have any kind of fear.


Txslima of the most important feminist issues that has been dealt with in the novel is the treatment tasslima women at the hands of various patriarchal institutions like family, society and state, headed by a patriarch who either looks down upon women or marginalizes them.

Book Review | Lajja

Pada awalnya tadlima ini tidak menjadi masalah karena mereka sama-sama berjuang untuk kemerdekaan. Two of them wore caps, pajamas and Kurtas.

Thus, the gender extremism and religious fundamentalism go hand in hand throughout the text subjecting the female tasljma like Maya to inhuman torture until she dies.

The book is a laudable work of courage, and it lifts the smoke screen from the pretentious secularism to reveal inequality and fascist fundamentalism.

There are two types of authors who write poorly about their nation. He even thought of committing suicide but thought that it would be so cowardly an act.

Lajja: Shame

Their ancestral seat in the village, once thriving and prosperous, has been usurped by their Muslim neighbours, forcing them to seek refuge in a rented house in Dhaka. We shall baptise at age of five – by feeding the kid half a glass of Jack Martin, it will still be better than all the funny things religious people keep doing to their children.

Rumah ibadah hindu di bakar. Even as homes of Hindu families go up in flames, temples are demolished and hundreds of Hindus are murdered, Sudhamoy holds steadfast to the pajja that normalcy will return and sense will prevail.

Tale describes the tremor they have gone through during the communal riots, how their muslim well wishers dump them on their own, Maya taken away by a gang of few communists, she never returns back home.


Sebenarnya bagi keluarga itu agama hindu hanya sekedar formalitas saja identitas keluarga secara turun temurun karena dalam kesehariannya mereka lebih cenderung berpaham sekularis, humanissosialis dan nasionalis.

Sudhamoy and Kironmoyee who are the parents of Suranjan and Maya. Nasrin’s characters realize that powerful will always oppress the weak — the aljja will oppress the women, the majority religion people will oppress tzslima minorities, the rich will oppress the poor and so on.

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.

And this is not the first time Sudhamoy is witnessing something like this. Mungkin saja kejadian ini jg dialami oleh negara lain dlm bentuk yg berbeda. Entah kenapa, tak jelas diuraikan di novel iniBangladesh kemudian memposisikan penganut agama Islam lebih istimewa di negara ini. What was born as a bj state has a Department of Religion which has a heavy budget almost all of which goes to promotion of Islam. As for Suronjon, his character showed immense development from the start till the end, which was disgusting at times, and thoroughly admirable otherwise.

On the contrary, his sister Maya is engrossed in nursing their father back to health. Lajja deals with several feminist issues. This book hy a picture of woman on both sides which sometimes misguides that this book is about the women in Bangladesh, but its not.