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. Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however.

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I was a soldier. Customers blapshemy bought this item also bought. The book says it is based on a true story but it seemed so fictional so out of this world and so primitive. Sometimes it may be quite difficult to follow the story because the author suddenly jumps from the present time to the past and to the present again.

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The Holy Quran is addressed to all Muslims, and for the blasphey part it does not differentiate between male and durrxni. Apr 10, Chandni rated it really liked it. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

I haven’t read many Pakistani writer, especial women ones. I must add that Durrani’s courage and strength has moved me even beyond the book. One of the worst books I have read which could have been so much more if only it was dealt with more sensitively.

The writing style is strong with very selective use of words and efficient language skills. She was a mute spectator of all his domestic violence which he inflicted even in the presence of servants, and irrespective of the opinions of her friends and relatives.


However, I felt that Ms Durrani went a little too far in her description and the suffering of Heer especially in the second half of the book was too much to a point of being unrealistic.

Retrieved 8 September Similar to what Marjane Satrapi did through “Persepolis 1, 2” and “Embroideries”. A Street in Srinagar. While I could sympathise with the girl who was forced into a marriage, I could not sympathise with the woman who forced a child into the wolf’s path.

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The Complete Short Stories. The rating is in now way a reflection of my disbelief in Durrani’s story, which could very well be a depiction of reality and the kind of oppression women face. The only purpose of the book seems to be that of feeding the Western media for purely material gains. Khar had been married five times.

Khushwant Singh’s Book of Unforgettable Women. This might dim a period of ignorance in Pakistan. River of Flesh and Other Stories. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When I started reading it turned out be the latter for sure but the extreme of torture was uncomparable to anything I had read.

I am very familiar with “pir” culture and grew up in same region as discussed in this book and I understand that this is word of fiction but still this is way over the top.

I don’t know much about Tehmina Durrani. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Durrani resides in Lahore with her husband, who is a part of the politically prominent Sharif familyand the tebmina of Nawaz Sharifthe Ex- Prime Minister of Pakistan. Maybe because I want to carry her off onto my shoulders or maybe I want stand infront of her grave forever.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But, as this book propagates the misfortune of the Muslim women, I must say, the issue here is not Islam. Explore the Home Gift Guide. His ruthless behaviour is the cause for Heer s miserable life and extreme exploitation.

Not only this but in Heer she has also depicted the desire of a woman who wants to break free from the conservative, rigid social and religious rules and conventions of the society which subjugates her. While I could feel protective and be angry on behalf of the durrano whose husband raped her and forced other men on, I cant bring myself to feel anything for the woman who found pleasure in the same bed and then kept saying her husband forced it on her.

At Kobo, we try tejmina ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Her third book, Blasphemy blasohemy, was successful but also controversial.

There is pain everywhere, but the way literature can bring it to the reader must be tactful, lest the purpose of writing itself will remain futile. Archived from the original on 26 March Everything corrupt happened under the shroud, when it was off a faceless and nameless woman appeared.

Blasphemy,her maiden fictional venture is a byy tale of raw suffering and oppression.