A story like this is not just to be read and put back in the closet, it is a prophecy to be heard before it is too late. Lajja [Taslima Nasrin, Anchita Ghatak (Tr.)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A savage indictment of religious extremism and man s. Learn more at Author Central ยท Lajja (Marathi). $ Kindle Edition. Shame: A Novel. $ Lajja. Sep 1, by Taslima Nasrin and Anchita Ghatak (Tr.).

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Holy Grail wouldn’t have been half as interesting if Jesus had drunk water from it – and what kind of rest you think God was having on seventh day? Sebagai aktivis demokrasi dan anti komunal Suranjan merasa telah menabrak tembok tebal yg tak mungkin dapat dihancurkan oleh kedua tangannya.

Taslima Naslrin sesungguhnya menghujat agama. In truth, Dutta family represents the whole of the community. Such that, the female member, however, is tyrannized and is expected to behave according to an established patriarchal norm.

Sudhamoy, in the end, gives into Suronjon’s demand to move out of Bangladesh, but at what cost? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Lajja dalam bahasa Bangladesh berarti malu ,novel fiksi yang bersumber dari fakta yang nyata tentang 13 hari kehidupan keluarga Sudhamoy di Bangladesh yang penuh teror dan ketakutan.

Yet it is in the name of religion that there has been so much disturbance, bloodshed and persecution. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. When Babri Masjid was demolished and after effects being what happened in Bangladesh. Lajja tells the story of a Hindu family, torn between their love towards lush green motherland they and their ancestors fought Independence for, and the choice of escape to India for the safety of their lives.


He felt helpless as he could not find any assistance to locate his sister. Through the thoughts and words of the hero, she subtly addressees the politics of language, how the streets and institutions were renamed, and how the ones that retained their old Hindu names were reduced to acronyms. Plot summary from Wikipedia Sudhamoy, the patriarch of the family, feels that Bangladesh, his motherland, shall never let him down.

She is a bold writer who is not afraid to express her honest feelings. In fact, Nasrin too, as a feminist writer condemns violence against women. Suranjan can no longer look at any Muslim without suspicion. The Babri Masjid demolition in India triggers violence that shakes the family. It would have made more sense if the omniscient narrator herself had shared the information and arguments directly instead of giving her characters hard-disk memories.

Being part of the minority community, the Dattas are forced to burn down their own ideologies and seek for peace elsewhere as their own country fails to promise to protect its citizens. Taslim I am afraid has not really explored any ways of addressing this issue choosing instead to plainly list the atrocities resulted by the rise of fundamentalism.

Also you can guess how the story is going to shape up. Sayang sekali novel ini lebih mirip pada kumpulan berita, sehingga terkesan membosankan. One thing I really admired was how she had handled the issue rape. Low to High Price: Being communists, the family did not believe in any religion whether Hindu or Muslim and humanity was the only religion for them.

As for Suronjon, his character showed immense development from the start till the end, which was disgusting at times, and thoroughly admirable otherwise.

That we have no lajja. Despite being part of the country’s small Hindu community, that is terrorized at every opportunity by Muslim fundamentalists, basreen refuse to leave their country, as most of their friends and relatives have done.


The book is a laudable work of courage, and it lifts the smoke screen from the pretentious secularism to reveal ny and fascist fundamentalism. Peristiwa inilah yang diangkat menjadi cerita fiksi novel Lajja oleh Taslima Nasrin, seorang feminis muslim asal Banglades.

One of the most important feminist issues that has been dealt with in the novel is the treatment of women at the hands of various patriarchal institutions like family, society and state, headed by a patriarch who either looks down upon women or marginalizes them.

Lajja: Shame

View all 8 comments. Dec 13, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it. Sudhamoy’s character was extremely well developed and meticulously portrayed and if only there were more people like him in the world, we would be in a better place. Hanya manusia yang punya ras dan kelompok.

Lajja: Shame by Taslima Nasrin

Harta benda mereka dirampas, rumah ibadah Hindu dihancurkan dan perempuan-perempuannya diperkosa. The legal system also turned a blind eye on the family as they were Hindus. Lajj 01, Pera rated it it was ok Recommends it for: There are two types of authors who write poorly about their nation.

Lingering Shame Taslima Nasrin wrote Lajjapreviously translated as Shameinafter four novels and several collections of poetry and essays. All materials contained on this site are copyrighted and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast in any form for commercial purpose without our prior written permission.