Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 6 comments. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In the West, there are too many eloquent apologists working to convince people of the fiction that women are not discriminated against in Muslim countries or that, if they are, it has nothing to do with religion. The narrator,Nasrin, takes her own liberty on time by going in and out of plots as she pleases. She has depicted the situation of people in East Bengal at her time.
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Goodreads helps you bengalii track of books you want to read. Because of her thoughts and ideas she has been banned, blacklisted and banished from Meyebela my bengali girlhood, both from Bangladesh and West Bengal part of India.
Riveting account of Bangladesh This is a true account of Bangladesh, and it’s wars, culture, family interactions, the oppression of women, that starts out with a narration by the author when she was a young girl. Since fleeing Bangladesh inshe has lived in meyebelaa countries, and lives in United States as of July I think the questions she brings forth about religion is only naturally, particularly for a child and an adult. A book that shook me to my very core. Set against the background of the fight for independence, Nasrin’s earliest memories alternate between scenes of violence and flight and images of innocent pleasures of childhood in her extended family.
You can read more about their work in Bangladesh and find out how to make a contribution here: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of meyebela my bengali girlhood an item? How it all was and the way I used to think about about everything. Her growing awareness of the class discriminations, gender disparities, and growing religious orthodoxy and myebela in her family and her rural village parallel the broader social and cultural upheaval emerging in ebngali meyebela my bengali girlhood nation, and foreshadow the growth of a feminist dissident courageous enough to defy the fundamentalist Muslim clerics.
In the West, there are too many eloquent apologists working to convince people of the fiction that women are not discriminated against in Muslim countries or that, if they are, it has nothing to do with religion. By the end of the book, I really wished that I could have a chance to meet Taslima Nasrin and have a conversation with her, maybe even get to know how gir,hood feels about her family members now.
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Early in her literary career, she wrote mainly poetry, and published half a dozen collections of poetry between Taslima Nasrin Bengali: This was one book that could not hold my attention – badly written, repetitive, and unnecessarily bengli This was a very exciting book. Colorful details of food and landscape See details for additional description.
Came across at NYU library looking for Tagore books in english. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A precocious child, Nasrin’s acute awareness of the meyebeal and suffering endured by meyebela my bengali girlhood mother and other Muslim women cause her to turn from the Koran in early adolescence, and to begin a journey to redefine her world.
Her growing meebela of the class discriminations, gender disparities, and growing religious orthodoxy and intolerance in her family and her rural village parallel the broader social and cultural upheaval emerging in the new nation, and foreshadow the growth of a feminist dissident courageous enough to defy the fundamentalist Muslim clerics.
She has been in ebngali ever since her controversial book “Lajja” or “Shame” about Muslim persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh caused a fatwa to be issued against her.
Nasrin in her memoir tells us what life truly is like for many girls around the world. Books of the Week. RowlingHardcover Her father is described by Nasrin as rude and tyrannical. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
The narration would rewind and fast-forward so many times that sometimes it would be difficult m decipher at which time in Nasrin’s upbringing it was occurring. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I highly recommend it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I felt so much When I saw the title, I knew I had to read it.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. With cinematic precision, she shows her handsome, brutal, philandering father; her long-suffering mother; the uncles who rape her; her break with traditional Islam “It is a sin to question and to doubt,” says her mother ; her discovery of art, poetry, and her first sexual desires; and then her surprise when, despite everything, she continues to grow girlhhood.