Lajja

Lajja  (English, Paperback, Nasrin Taslima)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780143419211, 0143419218
    • Pages: 336
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    Description

    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
    • September
    Book Type
    • Fiction Book
    Additional Features
    Other Features
    • 20th Anniversary Edition
    Dimensions
    Height
    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    4

    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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    5

    Just wow!

    loved this book .
    must read for every hindus residing in india

    it shows true picture of bangaladesh
    and what would happen to Hindus when Islam would take over the state .

    this is true for every circumstances .

    must read for every hindus
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    Ankit Kumar

    Certified Buyer, Madhupur

    2 Oct, 2018

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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...
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    Nishita Kumar

    9 Mar, 2015

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    5

    Simply awesome

    good
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    Sweta Kumari

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    4 Jan, 2019

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    Unsatisfactory

    Paper quality is very bad...doesn’t look original.
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    Certified Buyer, Daltonganj

    11 Oct, 2018

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    5

    Mind-blowing purchase

    it's awesome
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    Doka Miwu

    Certified Buyer, Roing

    24 Aug, 2018

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    5

    Worth every penny

    Brave book.
    Also got a bookmark from Flipkart after a really long time.
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    Bandita Das

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    11 Aug, 2018

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    Terrific

    just awesome
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    5

    Super!

    Received successfully. Good
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    3 Jul, 2018

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    4

    Really Nice

    controversial books are always good. nice read. v can picturize how the minority in Bangladesh suffered after a riot in India , how it had effected Bangladeshi people and situation that led them to flee to India.
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    Krishna Kichu

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this book refers to a true story
    A:it's not just one true story, rather a collection of all the horrendous acts of crime that have been committed by majority Muslim population of Bangladesh on the Hindu minority
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    Q:is this book unabridged ?
    A:Yes i think so that this is an unabridged edition. This book also released as "shame" in international market , search that too . But that edition is expensive than this indian edition
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