Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: English (translation) Original Language: Bengali. About the Author. Taslima Nasrin practiced as a government doctor. Lingering Shame. Taslima Nasrin wrote Lajja, previously translated as Shame, in , after four novels and several collections of poetry and. Lajja is the story of the Dutta family; Suranjan Dutta, a Bengali Hindu, lives in Dhaka with his father Sudhamoy, mother Kironmoyee, and sister.

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Secularism is the answer in Indian subcontinent but in an impoverished society lajjx resources are scarce and development opportunities few, how do you promote secularism over opportunism? You feel the loss of a character that at first, seemed kinda extra, but leaves a heavy impact on your nove. Nasrin has written 40 books in Bengali, which includes poetry, essays, novels and autobiography series. Back home, I asked my mother what was Lajja, and she said: They cannot observe any religious rituals of their own and cannot practice anything signifying their religion.

Language, culture, and history on the other hand were able to create the foundation on which novle build a sense of nationality. The wails and shrieks novfl the young girl Maya went in vain as there was none who could come forward and help the family in finding her and taking action against the male predators who abducted her. Novel ini bercerita ttg 13 hari kehidupan keluarga hindu yg diserang ketakutan yg amat sangat karena setiap hari diteror oleh kaum fundamentalis negeri itu sebagai aksi balasan atas pembakaran Masjid Babri di Ayodhya, India.

During riots, all the toxins in people’s minds are released. Apart from a couple of typos, the quote movel page from Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations is repeated twice. There is not much to be said on the writing as the version I read is a translation, but it can easily be figured out that author Taslima Nasrin’s writing is absolutely impeccable and flawless.

I struggled to finish the book as the story dragged over the same points over and over again. Lajja is a response of Taslima Nasrin to anti-Hindu riots that erupted in parts of Bangladesh, soon after novdl demolition of Babri Masjid in India on 6 December Novel ini lebih tepat adalah kumpulan berita yang di ceritakan oleh tokoh ceritanya.


Lajja: Shame | Taslima Nasrin | Book Review

The theme of the novel is the evil side of communalism which unfortunately is still relevant in the sub-continent even after more than two decades since the book was This is the book which made the author a household name in India after she had to leave her country Bangladesh post this book started being talked about everywhere. It highlights male version of the female world which is based on marginalization of lajjz. Seperti Suranjan yang tak punya pekerjaan, masih juga meminta uang dari ibu, bahkan adiknya.

They can kill anyone in the name of God.

Tapi sekali lagi novel ini bagus bgt Sudhamoy, the patriarchfeels that Bangladesh, his motherlandshall never let him down. Far more nuanced accounts of communal violence have been fictionalized by writers from Bangladesh, such as Akhtaruzzaman Ilyas and Selina Hossein.

Nevertheless, the novel also exhibits immense potential to be studied from a feminist perspective. He even novek of committing suicide lxjja thought that it would be so cowardly an act.

Lajja: Shame by Taslima Nasrin

Terjadi kekacauan dan teror yang mengerikan sehingga umat Hindu banyak yang berimigrasi ke India dan Srilangka karena sudah merasa tidak aman di negaranya sendiri Taslima Nasrin bercerita dengan data yang detail sehingga seperti membaca sebuah berita dari koran dan agak mengerikan membaca npvel, sehingga mungkin inilah yang membuat beberapa pembaca muslim tersinggung. It was the eleventh day of riot in Bangladesh, i.

Lists with This Book.

Almost half the book goes to listing every incidence of riot that ever occurred in Bangladesh — naming city and number of people killed, women raped and temples destroyed there. The book is set in the back-drop of riots that followed demolition of Babri Masjid.

Sejak itu, kedamaian tak ada lagi di sana, terutama bagi masyarakat Hindu sebagai kelompok minoritas. That how, religion can convert some people into monsters!

Barangkali, Taslima Nasrin hendak menyampaikan betapa malunya ia sebagai seorang muslim menyaksikan pembantaian kemanusiaan yang dilakukan kelompok mayoritas Islam terhadap minoritas Hindu di negaranya.


This is the book which made the author a household name in India after she had to leave her country Bangladesh post this book started being talked about everywhere. He eventually came up with a remedy as he thought something else. Our official history removes such gruesome details for suit their political agenda. Her second act of assertion manifests in her refusal to accept the financial help offered by her son after her husband has a paralytic attack, which apparently depicts her as a victim of patriarchy.

Book Review: Lajja, by Taslima Nasrin | Izzie

In fact, it is only now on reading Lajja, a good twenty years since the book was launched, that I found out how the demolition of Babri Masjid had wrecked the lives of thousands of residents lajjw Bangladesh. The demolition has repercussions in Bangladesh. The legal system also turned a blind eye on the family as they were Hindus. Lajja dalam bahasa Bangladesh berarti malu, dan kalimat yg menjadi kuncinya adalah ” Biarlah agama berganti nama menjadi kemanusiaan llajja. Nilanjana curses her brother’s apathy and lamja his brother to take the family to a Muslim friend’s house for safety.

The violence around continues unabated Aq aja sampai terburu2 membacanya Let the edifices of religions crumble, let a blind fire consume all the bricks in temples, mosques gurdwaras and churches, and on those ruins let us grow enchanting Gardens of sweet-smelling flowers and build schools and libraries. Di Banglades sendiri, novel ini dilarang beredar lima bulan setelah penerbitannya It was nlvel years then since the Babri Masjid had been demolished, but I hadn’t known of any connection between the demolition and the book.

This inter-mingling of numerous statistical data with a fictional plot is done with such subtleness and so seamlessly that it becomes a part of the story. The only thing that Suronjon ljja burn in his country is his books, that contributed towards his idealism, an idealism that is now shattered and in ruins.