Split
Non-Fiction

Split

A Life

Overview

Taslima Nasrin is known for her powerful writing on women's rights and uncompromising criticism of religious fundamentalism. This defiance on her part had led to the ban on the Bengali original of this book by the Left Front in West Bengal as well as the Government of Bangladesh in 2003. While the West Bengal government lifted the injunction after the ban was struck down by the Calcutta High Court in 2005, Nasrin was eventually driven out of Kolkata and forced to expunge passages from the book, besides facing a four-million-dollar defamation lawsuit. Bold and evocative, Split: A Life opens a window to the experiences and works of one of the bravest writers of our times.

Hardback

496 Pages | ISBN13 9780670090181
599.00
Taslima Nasrin
Taslima Nasrin
Taslima Nasrin, an award-winning novelist, celebrated memoirist, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writing on women’s oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death. Her thirty-seven books have been translated into thirty different languages. Some of them are banned in Bangladesh. The courage of her conviction has resulted in her being banned, blacklisted and banished from Bengal—both from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. She has been prevented from returning to her country of birth for the last twenty years. Taslima Nasrin’s works have won her the prestigious Ananda Puraskar in 1992 and 2000. She has been recognized with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament, the Kurt Tucholsky Award from the Swedish PEN, the Simone de Beauvoir Award and numerous other awards and doctorates.
Taslima Nasrin (Maharghya Chakraborty Tr)
Taslima Nasrin (Maharghya Chakraborty Tr)
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