Taslima Nasrin (born 25 August 1962) is a Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, physician, feminist, secular humanist, and activist. She is known for her writing on women’s oppression and criticism of religion. Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. She has also been blacklisted and banished from the Bengal region.
She gained global attention by the beginning of 1990s owing to her essays and novels with feminist views and criticism of what she characterizes as all “misogynistic” religions. Nasrin has been living in exile since 1994.After living more than a decade in Europe and the United States, she moved to India in 2004, but was banished from the country in 2008, although she has been staying in India on a resident permit long-term, multiple-entry or ‘X’ visa since 2004.She now lives in New Delhi, India.
In 1992 Nasrin produced two novellas which failed to draw attention.Her breakthrough novel Lajja (Shame) was published in 1993, and attracted wide attention because of its controversial subject matter. It contained the struggle of a patriotic Bangladeshi Hindu family in a Muslim environment.Initially written as a thin documentary, Lajja grew into a full-length novel as the author later revised it substantially. In six months’ time, it sold 50,000 copies in Bangladesh before being banned by the government that same year.
|Magazine name||Taslima Trayi/ତସଲିମା ତ୍ରୟୀ|
|No Of pages||162|
|Printed At||Praja Tantra Press|
|Distributor||Granth Mandir, Cuttack|