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|Number of Pages||237 Pages|
|Publication Year||2000 October|
|Authored By||Tehmina Durrani|
Tehmina Durrani (Urdu), a Durrani Pashtun, is the daughter of the late former Governor of State Bank of Pakistan and former Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines, Shahkur Ullah Durrani and grand-daughter of Sir Sikandar Hyat. Her first book, My Feudal Lord, caused controversy in Pakistan's mal...View More
Tehmina Durrani (Urdu), a Durrani Pashtun, is the daughter of the late former Governor of State Bank of Pakistan and former Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines, Shahkur Ullah Durrani and grand-daughter of Sir Sikandar Hyat. Her first book, My Feudal Lord, caused controversy in Pakistan's male-dominated and women-baiting society describing her abusive and traumatic marriage with Ghulam Mustafa Khar, then Chief Minister and later Governor of Punjab and her experience of a feudal society. She is today involved in the emancipation of women in Pakistan.
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Mar 6, 2014
A good readThis book definitely makes for a good read and I was engrossed for the initial chapters. the torture and double standards kept at the pir, if it is indeed a true story, I would sympathize, with what the inspiration of the author has endured and offered. For a Coffee table reader like me, i must say, several cups were had in continuity. It gets confusing and somewhat nonsensical in the fall of the book, but The end is surprising and endearing.
Mar 3, 2014
Tehmina's a brilliant authorSuch a heart wrenching book yet you can't stop reading at any point. Your heart will bleed, yet the author prevents the book from becoming too gory. While reading, it is very clear that all of this is reality and women are certainly going through torture like this. Hats off to authors like Tehmina who are gutsy enough to take on 'holy men' and expose them. I would recommend you to read this book because it isn't a book for feminists, but for anyone who is even slightly interested in the societal conditions in Pakistan.
Sep 7, 2012
Just AptAbsolutely courageous and brilliant in writting and brings tears to your eyes...must read for all and the story flows through the political pakistan giving us an idea of what was happening there at that time as well....salute to the author
May 9, 2012
An eye-opener!This is not a novel that exposes the truth about Islam as many may mistake it to be. It is evident in the story that religion plays no part in the sins of a man. It is rather a depiction of how a man in power exploits his religion and preys on ignorant people who have blindly put their faith on such religious leaders with the hope of salvation. Durrani's prose style is remarkable and once you start, you won't be able to stop without completing the book, wondering what horror will take place next. It is brutal, excessively violent, horrifying and though it may seem that the author has exaggerat… (Expand)