Taslima Nasrin, on account of her personal experience of childhood The female characters in Lajja: Kironmoyee, Maya, and Shammima. Lajja is the story of the Dutta family; Suranjan Dutta, a Bengali Hindu, lives in Dhaka with his father Sudhamoy, mother Kironmoyee, and sister. Last Published: Thu, Sep 25 09 01 PM IST. Taslima Nasrin. Lajja: By Taslima Nasrin, translated by Anchita Ghatak, Penguin Books India, pages.

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Dan bahwa itu artinya Indonesia bukan hanya milik satu golongan atau satu agama saja, meski itu agama mayoritas rakyat di sini.

Di Indonesia faktor agama terkadang juga dapat melibas rasa kemanusiaan seseorang. Early in her literary career, she wrote mainly poetry, and published half a dozen collections of poetry between andoften with female oppression as a theme.

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One rarely feels involved with d characters. Ljja has tried to focus on the ugly spectre of communalism in Bangladesh after the Baburi masjid demolition laija India. To quote from the text:.

And decided, it’s time to revisit this controversial text that shows how one event across the border can affect many. Potensi konflik antar agama kemudian mengakar, mengancam, dan di perparah dengan adanya jurang antara miskin dan kaya. Hindus don’t get licences to start business except when it is in a partnership with a Muslim.

When Babri Masjid was demolished and after effects being what happened in Bangladesh. Islam fundamentalis konon menghalalkan darahnya. Taslima Nasrin mencoba memasukkan kisah terbentuknya negara Bangladesh, dari negara pecahan India dan Pakistan. This novel tells about the miserable lives of Hindus in Bangladesh. There are nasrim types of authors who write poorly about their nation.

The true shame is found in the fact that this vitally important topic is lost in lajma pedantic, repetitive recitation of the horrors inflicted upon the Hindu Bangladeshi by Muslims — pages and pages and pages of the stuff. Pokoke novel yg sangat mengerikan dech Will they stay safe this time? Each and every minute detail nasrln consequent happenings and demolition of temples and idols is described with great detail and accuracy. Two books with two authors.


Coming to the characters, the Datta family comprises of Sudhamoy, his wife Kironmoyee, their son Suronjon and their daughter Maya. A man who believed that both the communities can live peacefully together now witnesses only death and destruction.

The book subtly indicates that communal feelings were on the rise, the Hindu minority of Bangladesh was not fairly treated, an This was a novel I had been wanting to read for a long time but never had enough guts to do so. That we have no lajja.

The only thing that Suronjon can burn in his country is his books, that contributed towards his idealism, an idealism that is now shattered nsarin in ruins. Aq aja sampai terburu2 membacanya 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.

Kejadian-kejadian seperti yang ditulis Taslima Nasrin dapat terjadi dimanapun dengan agama apapun apabila pemeluknya bersikap fanatik berlebihan sehingga dapat menimbulkan pertumpahan darah dan mengorbankan rasa kemanusiaan Tak ada salahnya jika aku mengutip kata-kata K. Lajja speaks of the degradation of humanity and the feeling of hopelessness given to citizens by the body that is supposed to take care of them and that they should be able to rely on endlessly.

One of the ny important bt 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. The plight of a Hindu family is presented against the backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism with occasional references to real instances of communal violence in Bangladesh.

As nation is a geo-political entity, so is the body of the woman which is marauded, tortured and abused simply because the narrow nationalistic and fanatic mindset views it as an extension of the former thereby causing what has been discussed above as double marginalization of the women. But truth must be told.


Lajja, depicts certain men ravishing young Hindu girls for their kajja and vilifying concerned Hindu families. Riots are a distortion of humanism. She’s a great lady and a great writer. May 21, Book’d rated it liked it. However, when Maya grew up as a young girl of 19, the ominous day of 11th December came. She often gives the death toll of riots in India. She also submits to the demands made upon her by the communal atmosphere in Bangladesh as she quietly accepts a new identity with an assumed Muslim name San.

It highlights male version of the female world which is based on marginalization of women. Local ingredients and sustainability are at the top of my list Instead of making New Year resolutions, dream The year of tinkering with genes The year the tigress died. It is indeed a pity that even at the close of the twentieth narin we’ve had to witness such atrocities because of religion. Nasfin from ” https: Refresh and try again. The act of a few barbaric people affect lives of million innocent citizens.

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Bagi umat yang mengaku diri mereka Muslim yang dengan niatan balas dendam atas hancurnya sebuah masjid di negara lain, menghancurkan kuil-kuil hindu, menjarah toko-toko milik orang Hindu, menjarah rumah, menculik gadis-gadis, dan memerkosanya.

Maya’s mother, Kironmoyee tries to save her, throwing herself at the abductees, but all in vain. It was two years then since the Babri Masjid had been demolished, but I hadn’t known of any connection between the demolition and the book.

Lajja telah diterjemahkan ke dalam 22 bahasa. Let places of worship be used for the good of people and be turned into hospitals, orphanages, schools and universities. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in She also lists at least some incidences of India.