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    Exile : A Memoir (English, Hardcover, Taslima Nasrin)

    Exile : A Memoir  (English, Hardcover, Taslima Nasrin)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
    • ISBN: 9780670088744, 0670088749
    • Edition: 1, 2016
    • Pages: 336
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    Description
    On 21 November 2007, the city of Kolkata came to a rude, screeching halt as a virulent mob of religious fanatics took to the streets. Armed with a fatwa from their ideologues, the mob demanded that Taslima Nasrin leave the city immediately. While the police stood watching, mere dumb witnesses to such hooliganism, a morally, intellectually and politically bankrupt Left Front government, tottering under the strain of their thirty-year-old backward-looking rule, decided to ban her book and drive her out of the city she has always considered her second home. This inextricable nexus of petty political conspiracies, vote bank politics and minority appeasement saw Taslima being hurriedly shifted, first to Jaipur and then to Delhi, confined to an obscure safe house, and facing incessant pressure from senior officials and politicians to leave India.
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      • Hamish Hamilton
    • Publication Year
      • 2016 October
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      • Taslima Nasrin, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writings on women's rights and unflinching criticism of religious fundamentalism despite forced banishment and multiple fatwas calling for her death. She has been living in exile since 1994.
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    An as it is account

    Quite often literature falls into the niceties that has to be met with for some people but in here the author recounts her life as it is. She believes that she cannot be held to as a hostage for being nice and covering truth laced with nice words.

    This memoir is a political one as much as her fight to take them on, she minces no words and showcases the nexus of the political parties and the fundamentalists in a way that we dont think about. Her narrative is laced with anger and furore for s...
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    Senthilkumar Rajappan

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    19 Dec, 2016

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    Absolute rubbish!

    Worst and boring books ever never purchase books written by Taslima Nasreen
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    15 Nov, 2016

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    Memoir of Thoughts

    Everyone must be aware of Taslima Nasrin one way or the other through the controversies she has been shadowed throughout the years which made her almost a household name in India.In this memoir she begins with the things she experienced in India when shebegan to live her life which was close to the roots she came from. She was a Bengali living on the other side of Bengal, which eventually she calls her second home. Her narrative isn't secluded but a straightforward points that emerge from a ...
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    Jonty

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    20 Dec, 2016

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    Terrific purchase

    Good book.
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    ARGHYA MANDAL

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    To know the value of freedom..

    Since this is my first book from author Taslima Nasrin, I had to first read a lot about what happened in her life to understand her perspective. Once the initial preparation was complete, I had found myself in love with her writing style. It mixes the objects that can be seen with the emotions that cannot be seen.

    Writing about one’s own life requires a lot of courage to speak of the things that are in the personal dungeon within the mind. However, Taslima has spoken with the words that stay...
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    VIBHA HEGDE

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    Exile - A Memoir

    Whether one considers Taslima Nasrima a literary icon or not, one cannot deny that her life has been nothing short of phenomenal. She never shied away from speaking her mind or expressing her opinions on religion or society. She hasn’t visited her country for the last 22 years now and has been leading a vagabond existence with the label of anti Islamic. ‘Exile’ is the moving and shocking account of all that happened during her stay in India – Kolkata, Hyderabad. It is filled with nostalgia an...
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    Banished from Bengal, Wronged by a State

    The book is a powerful account of an individual, a writer, a female, who has been let down by the powers that be. The book is a commentary on how vote bank politics trumps basic human rights. The book is a testimony to the humongous and nearly unlimited State power. The book is a note of how personal relations, friendships, acquaintances fail to stand up in times of adversity. Taslima Nasrin’s Exile is a book that through its diary entries, poems, newspaper testimonials makes all the above po...
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    Sambit Dash

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    Exile was a surreal experience.It is a memoir about a phase in Taslima Nasreen’s life when her right to freedom of speech was taken away from her and political games were employed in the controversy which led her to be banned in Bangladesh and West Bengal .This book is high on emotion and a woman’ s struggles in a man’s world. We live a life in much comfort but what happens when you are forced to live in four walls for years under house arrest.Such is tbe story of Taslima’s life and shows wha...
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    Trisa Modi

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    13 Dec, 2016

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    Poignant, Surreal and Harrowing Tale

    Exile is the poignant story of the fire-brand author Taslima Nasreen, who does not shy away from calling a spade a spade, despite the risk of repercussions. I got this book as part of the Flipkart Book Review Program.

    The very first words and sentences of the book will hook you and reel you in as you read this surreal book, which chronicles the life and times that Taslima Nasreen led as a result of speaking or rather writing her mind. She has been on the run for more than 20 years and hence,...
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    Aishwarya Bhatt

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    a poignant read

    Nasrin’s memoir ‘Exile’ is a poignant retelling of her exodus from Bengal, a hurried shift to Jaipur and eventual setting up of a confined, makeshift and make do life in Delhi. Poignant because it speaks of her resilience, of her struggle which is not only against a patriarchal society but an increasingly intolerant, jingoistic, communal and violent mob which has been off late taking up the political space in all our lives. The reason Nasrin was condemned to such a life was because of her br...
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