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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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The book also delves into a critical approach to the tradition and practice of Nikah Halala. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

These years were perhaps her most transformational as they laid the seeds for her further work as well as her spiritual quest for truth. She says she found another way of expressing and conveying her feelings through art, in addition to writing.

Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Edhi’s home and accompanied him on his visits. You may feel the plight of the protagonist, but, if you’re at all educated – you’ll balk at the extreme nepotism and dictatorship of ‘Peer Sain’, and the ignorant and helplessness of the protagonist.

As no publisher was willing to take the liability of such a controversial book, she initially printed it herself, and after it became a hot selling book, it was published by Vanguard books.

This book is graphic and disturbing, I could not finish it. Retrieved from ” https: So girls forced to marry strangers against their will could even be deemed illegal under religious laws.


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Archived from the original on 5 May Thinkers of the East. Durrani’s fourth book “Happy Things in Sorrow Times” is a novel based on the childhood and youth of an Afghan girl Rabia. Durrank you cringe every single page This was a jehad.

Begins with protagonist’s young and beautiful Heer mother, out of utter ignorance and fear of Allah read Pir Sainteymina and pushing her off into the beast Pir Sain’s hell.

If people knew enough to understand their scripture, their holy book, there would blasphe,y been no platform for the pirs or such to build a presence for themselves. Tehmina Durrani has to be a household name across the world and her books must be read by everyone.

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At that time, as I was beginning to drrani Pakistani a The theme of the novel is tragic and controversial. My Name is Radha. How can such oppression and cruelty be permitted, dugrani in the name of religion? Oct 07, Aruna Iyer rated it it was amazing. What was the main character thinking when she used the orphan girl as a shield to protect herself and her daughter from her oppressive husband?!

It says it based on true stories, if that’s true that leaves me ever more speechless and my insides twisting with disgust. Everything bad that can happen to a woman, happe I was very young when I borrowed this book so I actually failed to apprehend the rudiments of it until I re-read it again. Islamic Book Service The influence of Edhi spurred her into social work and inspired her to ttehmina the ‘Tehmina Durrani Foundation’, with a mission to further Edhi’s way of “humanitarianism”, and his vision of Pakistan as a Social Welfare State.


Apr 10, Chandni rated it tenmina liked it. She had the upper-hand to protect her as the adult and being apart of the ruling class. She was brave enough to expose her then famous husband publicly in an extremely conservative Pakistani Muslim society.

River of Flesh and Other Stories. I couldn’t finish this book.

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She has endeavored to chalk out a path that evicts the misinterpretation of Islam. Let me start by saying that I am a Pakistani and reasonably familiar with traditions of pir mureed. Disgusted at the events, but still glad Heer got the chance to tell her story to the world.

However I will add one more just for the brave effort of the author to speak about the sufi culture in Pakistan and give voice to the injustice of women. Durrani sued Sethi for mental torture, and he countersued for defamation. Dec 04, Jigmet katpa rated it it was amazing.

To have written a story like this, so openly challenging the Peer culture and feudal system in Pakistan and to expose their corruption and ignorance takes more guts that we can ever imagine.

The Heart of India. Nov 02, Hina Tabassum rated it it was ok.