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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The data is not just parroted in the book; it comes as a dialogue from anxious Bengalis pajja in fear of their lives, and this is what adds life to these numbers; it makes you realise the enormity and graveness of the situation, and sympathise with the victims. Even the cruel treatment of Hindu men folks eventually affected the lives of Hindu women more adversely as they were left to fend for themselves in the face of vindictive Muslim fanatics.

The Babri Masjid demolition in India triggers violence that shakes the family.

Suranjan kept abusing the system and his own incapability to retaliate. The novel follows the disillusionment of this father and son about their country. The book subtly indicates that communal feelings were on the rise, the Hindu minority of Bangladesh was not fairly treated, and secularism was under shadow. The novel, initially conceived as a documentary, was banned in Bangladesh. Meski harta bendanya telah habis dirampas dan mereka harus tinggal di rumah kontrakan.

Such that, the female member, however, is tyrannized and is expected to behave according to an established patriarchal norm. In an article in the Scroll, Nasrin clearly states that ”’Lajja’ reminds Bangladesh that it failed to protect Hindus”. Almost half the book goes to listing every incidence of riot that ever occurred in Bangladesh — naming city and number of people killed, women raped and temples destroyed there. Obviously it was Hindus in India and not Bangladesh who were guilty of destroying mosque, but it has always been a tendency of weak minds to carry out their anger not on those who they are angry at, but on those on whom they can afford to be angry at.


Aug 26, Ranjitha rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She is with other ladies and all of them appear to face a similar fate. Leave Your Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It is about the Dutta family, living in Bangladesh.

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One of the most serious reads I have read till date. Relentlessly he pulled her hair; nvoel her on the cheek, neck and breasts. After the demolition of Babri Masjid by Kar Sevaks, the ripples of communal riots can also be seen in Bangladesh. Apart from a couple of typos, the quote on page from Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations is repeated twice.

The same thought system has been instilled in his son Suronjon. And of religions whose only purpose seems to be to divide people.

This is a great novel indeed. Driven away from their motherlands, and living as refugees in another country which they cannot call their own, the immigrants are probably the most affected people in any war.

The Duttas – Sudhamoy, Kironmoyee, and their two children, Suranjan and Maya – have lived in Bangladesh all their novsl. Local ingredients and sustainability are at the top of my list Instead of making New Year resolutions, dream The year of tinkering with genes The year the tigress died. Far more nuanced accounts of communal violence have been fictionalized by writers from Bangladesh, such as Akhtaruzzaman Ilyas and Selina Hossein.

Perubahan yg radikal juga terjadi pada Sudhamoy. The legal system also turned a blind eye on the family as they were Hindus.


Sudhamoy believes that Bangladesh is his country, where he lived his whole life and will die also in it’s arm.

Dec 13, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it. This is the book which made the author a household name in India after ljaja had to leave her country Bangladesh post this book started being talked about everywhere.

Lajja: Shame

Mereka berusaha menebarkan paham demokrasi dan anti komunal kpd orang2 disekitarnya walaupun apa yg mereka perjuangkan sering bersebrangan dengan orang kebanyakan yg cenderung pasrah karena mereka tidak punya kekuatan dan suara untuk menghentikan tiran negeri itu. Once firmly swearing to the tenets of secularism, policy makers in Bangladesh have over the course of years become increasingly supportive of Muslim fundamentalists.

Ia memotret dan merekam tragedi itu ke dalam novelnya dengan tokoh utama Sudhamoy dan Suranjan, anak beranak dari sebuah keluarga Hindu nasionalis yang berulangkali harus mengalami perlakuan diskriminasi di tanah airnya sendiri. Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. To quote an instance from the novel:.

Suranjan can no longer look at any Muslim without suspicion. For an excerpt from the book, visit www.

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Masjid ini dihancurkan tahun yang menimbulkan kerusuhan tak hanya di India, tetapi juga di Bangladesh. This is a highly sensitive novel and some areas are really difficult to read because there are terribly horrifying.

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