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Book Review: Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Set in South Pakistan, BLASPHEMY – the novel is inspired by a true story of a young girl trapped in the cruelest. ‘Blasphemy’ is an enticing maiden novel by Tehmina Durrani. Angry and courageous in outlook, the novel places Durrani among the foremost writers of the. Read “Blasphemy A Novel” by Tehmina Durrani with Rakuten Kobo. Set in South Pakistan, this controversial novel is a searing study of evil. It is the tragic and.

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Also the kind of risks the women took durrano living in such a dangerous family or social structure. A review of the book contracts by the English newspaper The Independent described Sethi as acting in good faith and described him and Mohsin as “the injured party”. At that time, as I was beginning to discover Pakistani authors and their work of fiction in English so I paid very little attention to the blaspyemy way of storytelling.

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Durrani didn’t pin point any exact location of her story, although it is most probably took place in one of Lahore’s thousands of Islamic boarding school or similar religious school. Jun 24, Maham Siddiqui rated it really liked it.

She has tolerated many physical assault by him earlier by once when he tried to beat her by pulling her by the hair and swings her around as he use to before using his favourite threat to break every bone in her body, she attack him back by flinging at him the utensil full of steaming food that she was cooking on the stove. But, as this book propagates the misfortune of the Muslim women, I must say, the issue here is not Islam. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.


Nov 02, Hina Tabassum rated it it was ok.

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Angry and courageous in outlook, the novel places Durrani among the foremost writers of the Indian sub-continent. Views Read Edit View history. For this they have adopt strategies to counter patriarchal values and contradict the marital assumptions responsible for their affliction.

When I borrowed it – I felt it would be either a feminist book or one about a tortured women in an islamist state. She is an illustrious controversial writer catapulted to fame with the publication of her autobiography, My Feudal Lord, After reading the book, I have mixed feelings towards the storyline and its content.

Other editions – View all Blasphemy: At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. She claimed that it is a true story in the face of a novel, which a reader will agree to a great extent. Since I read the novel way back in so I don’t remember much of the author’s style of writing. The issue is illiteracy.

Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

The review must be at least 50 characters long. The author speaks of religious bigots not letting Begins with protagonist’s young and beautiful Heer mother, out of utter ignorance and fear of Allah read Pir Sainmarrying and pushing her off into the beast Pir Sain’s hell. Insufficient protection of women”. A lot of Muslims may take offense to this book, however, I do not think that Durrani was speaking against Islam, as a matter of fact, I think this story condemns people in power such as politicians and clergy-men, or worse Durrani resides in Lahore with her husband, who is a part of the politically prominent Sharif familyand the brother of Nawaz Sharifthe Ex- Prime Minister of Pakistan.


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Italian mother left Pakistan after falling out with the chapter run by Musarat Misba of Depilex over financial discrepancies. The Act of banning girls from school is forbidden in Islam, which all the conservative organizations including Taliban should know.

Book Review | Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

Thinkers of the East. He had to reassess his strategy and evolve new tactics to cope with my diffidence.

I felt that I had to be heard in order for him to realise when he was wrong. I don’t know rurrani If you feel your organized religion in its purest form needs to evolve and change, why follow it at all in the first place? As ofshe is married to politician Shahbaz Sharif. Indeed we are still living in the dora-e-jahiliya and so many Firauns are alive in our society.

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