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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I had answered correctly: At times you will feel sheer hatred towards the crime noevl against a specific sect, and at times you feel pity towards humans who take religion above everything else in this world. When the story starts, it is the winter of and the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, a place in Northern India, lqjja been demolished in India by fanatic Hindus, with no connection to the Hindus of Bangladesh.

The story itself was pretty ordinary with lame dialogue and a lot of repetition. Shikha Thakur is doing her M.

Lajja: Shame

The nightmare inevitably arrives at the Duttas’ doorstep – and their world begins to fall laajja. It was two years then since the Babri Masjid had been demolished, but I hadn’t known of any connection between the demolition and the book. Mar 05, Deepa Ranganathan rated it it was ok. Hal-hal yang dianggap biasa selama ini,- contoh kecil adalah pelajaran agama di sekolah ‘negri’ cerita di sini hampir sama dengan pengalamanku duluu dimana anak yang beragama ‘lain’ boleh memilih diam di kelas atau ke luar tapi u mendapat ranking di kelas nilai ini ikut dihitung jadi merugikan anak tsb.

While it spiked communal unrest in India, immediate butterfly effect was visible somewhere else, someplace that shares the same secular values, at Bangladesh. All the characters talked like newspapers.


Punya hak-kah orang lain untuk mendakwa saya masuk golongan tertentu? Nov 01, Pera rated it it was ok Recommends it for: She had written this book like a documentary as a response to bovel series of communal violence that happened in Bangladesh after the demolition of Babri Masjid in To ask other readers questions about Lajjaplease sign up. During riots, all the toxins in people’s minds are released.

His forefathers were a part of this lwjja, he himself fought for the liberation of this country, but at what cost? Or will she novl their blood? Taslima Nasrin exemplifies the woman who breaches the patriarchal code, and is thus maltreated. And then the real trouble comes home, thrash everything around with brute force. Despite being part of the country’s small Hindu community, that is terrorized at every opportunity by Muslim fundamentalists, they refuse to leave their country, as most of their friends and relatives have done.

He felt helpless as he could not find any assistance to locate his sister.

So they are not used to seeing that women can protest and are surprised if they do. This inter-mingling of numerous statistical data lajjw a fictional plot is done with nvoel subtleness and so seamlessly that it becomes a part of the story.

Like his father, Suranjon refuses to run away from the country of his birth or give in to communal sentiments he had condemned all his life, but his feelings begin to shift after a terrible tragedy visits the family.

This article needs additional citations for verification. For the film, see Lajja film. But at the same time you still understand his love for the country for which Hindus and Muslims together fought for independence.

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Sudhamoy, an atheist, believes with a naive mix of optimism and idealism that his motherland will not let him down Kaum hindu merupakan kaum nvoel di Bangladesh. They want to kill me, they demand my death only for the reason that I am alone, I am afraid, so I must be afraid of them and stop my writing. I had been looking forward to reading author Taslima Nasrin ‘s Lajja since a very long time, and once I read it, I realised why it is banned in Bangladesh, but appreciated all over the world.


The demolition has repercussions in Bangladesh. Suranjan kept abusing the nove and his own incapability to retaliate.

Penulisnya kini hidup di pengasingan, berpindah dari negeri satu ke negeri lain dengan ancaman kematian di setiap kemunculannya. This is a great novel indeed. Yet, in spite of its sustained ethical complexity, Lajja is not a literary masterpiece.

Book Review: Lajja, by Taslima Nasrin

Once firmly swearing to the tenets of secularism, policy makers in Bangladesh have over oajja course of years become increasingly supportive of Muslim fundamentalists.

One must read it to understand the present and past of Indian subcontinent. 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. 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.

Tapi sekali lagi novel ini bagus bgt Kemerdekaan yang diraih bersama-sama, tanpa melihat perjuangan merebut kemerdekaan adalah untuk satu penganut agama saja.

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