Lajja (Revised Ed.)

    Lajja (Revised Ed.)  (English, Paperback, Anchita Ghatak, Taslima Nasrin)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780143419211, 0143419218
    • Edition: 20th anniversary edition, 2014
    • Pages: 328
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    Lajja – In a New Translation is the English version of the brave book penned by Taslima Nasrin, originally written in Bengali.

    Summary of the Book

    This title made Taslima Nasrin flee her country, Bangladesh, due to alleged death threats, and live in exile. Written as a response to anti-Hindu riots that erupted in Bangladesh as a result of Babri Masjid disaster in India in 1992, the book was banned in her country. However, it sold about fifty thousand copies in the first six months soon after publication. It was dedicated to the people of the Indian subcontinent and firmly asserted that the name for religion must be humanism. Based on the Babri Masjid episode in Ayodhya, the story of Lajja revolves around the Dutta family in Bangladesh, which faces the heat of communal hatred that spreads across borders. Sudhamoy, the head of the family strongly believes that his homeland will never let him down, and his wife Kiranmayee stands by him. Their son, Suranjan, who always believed that nationalism would always be stronger than communalism, will be eventually disappointed. He resorts to communal reactions, which makes his sister Nilanjana curse his indifference. She asks him to take their family to a Muslim friend’s house to escape the wrath of communal chaos. The novel depicts how violence and disillusionment take over humanism because of communal riots, and how it affects people at individual level.

    About Taslima Nasrin

    Taslima Nasrin was born in Bangladesh. A former physician and an author, Taslima has been living in exile since 1994. She works for secular humanism, freedom of thought and equality for women. Some of her most notable works are: Shodh, Bhromor Koio Gia, Narir Kono Desh Nei, Nirbashito Bahire Ontore, and Nimontron.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Penguin
    • Publication Year
      • 2014 September
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    • Authored By
      • Taslima Nasrin
    • Translated By
      • Anchita Ghatak
    Additional Features
    • Other Features
      • 20th Anniversary Edition
    • Weight
      • 252 g
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    Very shocking read

    Bangladesh was liberated by India in 1971 and then its constitution was hijacked by ISLAMIC fundamentalists. As with any ISLAMIC country where minorities are suppressed, LAJJA accounts the destruction of Hindu temples very un-apologetically and sincerely.

    Lajja clearly explains how the Hindus were betrayed by Bangladesh in a ONE-SIDED communal flare up post Babri Masjid. How can close to 25% Hindu population in Bangladesh during 1947/8 be reduced to 10 % in current times?

    Islamic fundament...

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    Bad bad writing. Most disappointing and overrated!

    This has to be one of the most overrated and disappointing read for me of all times. The book is written shabbily to say the least.

    It is set in Bangladesh in 90s when Babri Masjid led to Hindu Muslim riots and ostracizing of Hindus into leaving their own country and migrate to india. The plot was such that it could've been so much more, but the Tasleema Nasrin restricts herself like a librarian who archives the books. She writes pages after pages, mentioning which temple was demolished wher...

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    26 Jan, 2017

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    A Savage Indictment on Fundamentalism

    Oh dear, I don’t know what to say about this book or the story. The blurb at the back of the book gives an impression that this is a story about the Dutta family, but the Dutta family members are used as stock characters to highlight issues in Bangladesh, and this book is mostly non-fiction with a paper-thin wrapper of a story surrounding it. So, if you go into the book hoping for an emotional and powerful read, you are not going to get it.

    What you will get is pages upon pages of facts thro...

    Nishita Kumar

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    9 Mar, 2015

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    Worth the money

    Language set up is not good

    Dipak Debnath

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    11 Feb, 2017

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    Well writen

    Worth a shot

    Saptarshi Pal

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    12 Jan, 2017

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    On time delivery service.....nice books with best price.

    Ankit Tiwari

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    16 Mar, 2017

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Fast service by flipkart.... safe delivery..... timely delivery.....


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