Book Review: Lajja, by Taslima Nasrin

Cover of Lajja.  Image via Wikipedia.

I have been hearing about Taslima Nasrin from the time I was a child. The Muslim Bangla woman was accused of writing blasphemous anecdotes about Islam in her 1993 novel  Lajja, which drew a number of protests, including at least one group calling for her death and offering a reward; Lajja was banned in Bangladesh following widespread protest against its contents.So it was natural that I picked up a copy of Lajja when I recently found it in a roadside bookshop, as it was hard to find a copy … [Read more...]


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