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Lajja - Taslima Nasreen Reviews

An average read

Oct 22, 2016 10:57 PM 153 Views (via Mobile)

I was happy for the Preface in the release I read as it clarified the writer was venting her outrage, dissatisfaction and misery with regards to the Muslim responses in her nation to an occasion that happened in India. The book pivoted around authentic raw numbers and a tale around a Hindu fa...Read More


Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

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Lajja - Taslima Nasreen

Jun 29, 2016 04:25 PM 431 Views

Lajja - Taslima Nasreen Hy I bought the book with much anticipation as it was highly controversial and the author Taslima Nasrin was forced to go into hiding after the publication of the book. The book is based on the plight of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh. There is not much in terms of the st...Read More

Lajja (A rather exhausting novel)

Jun 29, 2016 04:21 PM 476 Views

I bought the book with much anticipation as it was highly controversial and the author Taslima Nasrin was forced to go into hiding after the publication of the book. The book is based on the plight of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh. There is not much in terms of the story but too much of factual...Read More

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"Lajja" was over hyped..bad

Nov 12, 2013 02:27 PM 6293 Views

Penned by Taslima Nasrin against the backdrop of Babri Masjid demolition, she portrayed a Hindu family being persecuted by Muslims. O yes, a book which led to the author’s exile from Bangladesh and a fatwa in her name, was the most controversial book in 1993. Originally Lojja(Shame) in Bengali w...Read More


6776, India

1 Review

Points to Ponder When Selecting Your Wedding Flor

Jul 26, 2012 02:49 PM 7883 Views

Essentially the most crucial flowers you may most likely order will probably be these for your wedding day. In case your wedding is around the corner, then you can wish to start preparing numerous items like the flowers you'll choose to have for your massive day. You will discover a number of th...Read More


Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka

1 Review

She is fighting for Humanity

Sep 29, 2011 10:12 AM 11506 Views

Really dis is a real blow to Extremists dat is why those b@stards are trying to kill her.i love you my dear sister I hope you wuld be safe from those extremists.you may write more and more to reveal the Real attitudes of extremists as to why they  Freedom of Thinking is eliminated.Usually moslem...Read More


LA, United States of America

1 Review

Sad but true account of life in Bangladesh

Sep 15, 2009 09:01 PM 13357 Views

Lajja is a very true account of life as it is for Hindus in Bangladesh. The author has peppered her account with countless factual pieces of evidence. This no flight of fancy - its sadly the reality for millions of Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan. There are newspaper reports, court reports ...Read More


Nature, Sao Tome and Principe

569 Reviews


~~~~Lajja - Shame is a colour, not religion~~~~

Jul 01, 2009 01:33 PM 13853 Views

After reading Taslima Nasrin’s Girlhood I thought the book Lajja must be a continuation to it, explaining the struggles of a younger girl.  This must have bought her the ‘fatwa’.   The preface immediately clarified my preoccupations and I am all set to turn pages.  ‘I detest fundamentalism and c...Read More

Bravo Taslima

Dec 22, 2008 12:55 AM 11589 Views

Lajja is a book by Taslima Nasrin recording events in Bangladesh after the babri masjid demolition in India. For expressing her views, there was a fatwa taken out against her in Bangladesh. Unfortunately it has been widely publicized in India that this contains details of rape and other sexually...Read More


Herndon, United States of America

113 Reviews


Mockery of Secularism ?

Mar 22, 2008 11:34 AM 9088 Views

" **Where the mind is without Fear ... And the head is held high where knowledge is free into that heaven of freedom my Father .. let my country awake** " This poem of Tagore is taught to children worldwide as a part of their prescribed syllabus. This teaches the children the impo...Read More


New York City, United States of America

136 Reviews


Let another name for Religion be Humanism.....

May 28, 2007 01:27 PM 9330 Views

"Let another name for Religion be Humanism"are the wordsI found in the noveljust before the contents of the book and the book, according to me is dedicated to this thought only. What made me read this book is the fact that the fatwa has been raised against the writer by the Bangladeshi extremist...Read More

Lajja by Taslima Nasreen

Oct 22, 2006 11:39 PM 19653 Views

I was born to sing these sorrows to expose the destructive beasts... I stir up the grief of my people, I water their subterranean hopes, for to what purpose my songs, the natural gift of beauty and words, if it does not serve my people to struggle and walk with me? –Pablo...Read More


new delhi, india

2 Reviews

Awesome novel

Jan 08, 2006 11:06 PM 10660 Views

LAJJA is a novel which is written by a banladeshi female author Ms.Tasleema Nasreen which basically talks about the religious extremism and fanaticism and man's inhumanity to man. The novel exposes the mindless bloodthirstiness of fundamentalism and also captures brilliantly the insanity of v...Read More


Some City, La La Land

33 Reviews


**A System of Doom**

Nov 03, 2005 07:45 PM 9876 Views

Religion… Sounds like just a common word like the other millions in the English dictionary but have you ever considered what its realities and effects are in people’s lives? A literal meaning of that word would be “A personal or institutionalised system grounded in such beli...Read More


Hyderabad, India

20 Reviews


This book is a shame

Oct 04, 2005 05:47 PM 9810 Views

Lajja,by Tasleema Nasreenqualifies as one of the worst written books I ever read. You always have to think twice when you finish a book in 7 days. Had the fatwa against Taslima Nasreen not issued, this book wouldn't have made it to the bookstands. Religion, communalism and rape fill these pag...Read More

Religion@spiritual haven or narcissist debauchery

Sep 21, 2005 10:11 AM 9544 Views

Ah now this one, it has created so much controversy and got the writer nearly killed and had the clerics up in arms against one an all. Wow now that’s some heady combination for a young writer attempting to write something out of her own honest observations and share the truth (well maybe ...Read More

A well written saga of men and religion

Apr 22, 2005 10:14 AM 44579 Views

''We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another'', said Jonathan Swift, the famous author, and after reading this book called Lajja, I cannot agree with him any better. Lajja literally means Shame and true to its title, I believe, that every right think...Read More


Aug 17, 2004 02:36 PM 9459 Views

Taslima Nasreen?s portrayal of Hindus in Bangladesh only evokes one sentiment; Does a person need religion for his identification? Is there no space where class creed and culture are not the norm for interaction? I wonder How can we cry over any temple been raised off or any mosque being destroy...Read More

Lajja- A Tale of Human Hatred

Sep 11, 2003 12:43 PM 13217 Views

''Lajja'' by Taslima Nasreen is an exposition of true and real life hatred that runs in the veins and arteries of religious fanatics and fundamentalists of our subcontinent. Though the novel is rooted in Bangladesh, the story wouldn't be different in any other country, be it our own India or our...Read More

Of(f) Humans & Gods.....

Sep 05, 2003 05:12 PM 20619 Views

They say God, created earth and then created some living creatures. They also say that amongst all the living beings he created, Human Beings are his most loved ones. But then human beings started searching for God. They found him in different things. These different things gave birth to differe...Read More

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