Lajja: Shame by Taslima NasrinThe Duttas - Sudhamoy, Kironmoyee, and their two children, Suranjan and Maya - have lived in Bangladesh all their lives. Despite being part of the countrys small Hindu community, that is terrorized at every opportunity by Muslim fundamentalists, they refuse to leave their country, as most of their friends and relatives have done. Sudhamoy, an atheist, believes with a naive mix of optimism and idealism that his motherland will not let him down...
And then, on 6 December 1992, the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in India is demolished by a mob of Hindu fundamentalists. The world condemns the incident but its fallout is felt most acutely in Bangladesh, where Muslim mobs begin to seek out and attack the Hindus... The nightmare inevitably arrives at the Duttas doorstep - and their world begins to fall apart.
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 , 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. Click here to get a new one.
The author is a literary and doctor of Bangladesh and she entered the literary world as a rising poet in the eighties of the twentieth century. This lady author received international fame due to feminist and religious critique at the end of this century. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help.
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Taslima Nasrin also Taslima Nasreen , born 25 August is an Bangladeshi-Swedish writer,  physician,  feminist, secular humanist  and human rights activist. She is known for her writing on women's oppression and criticism of religion, despite forced exile   and multiple fatwas calling for her death. Nasrin was born to Dr. Rajab Ali and Edul Ara in Mymensingh. Nasrin studied medicine and became a physician. Nasrin has been living in exile  since Nasrin advocates freedom of thought and human rights by publishing,  lecturing, and campaigning.