Taslima Nasrin

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Taslima Nasrin

in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
August 25, 1962




Taslima Nasreen (Bengali: তসলিমা নাসরিন), an award-winning Bangladeshi writer, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writings on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death. .

Early in her literary career, she wrote mainly poetry, and published half a dozen collections of poetry between 1982 and 1993, often with female oppression as a theme. She started publishing prose in the early 1990s, and produced three collections of essays and four novels before the publication of her 1993 novel Lajja (Bengali: লজজা Lôjja), or Shame. Because of her thoughts and ideas she has been banned, blacklisted and banished from Bengal, both from

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FBI came to my New York home. They said I got threat from terrorists and gave me the link of this youtube video. They asked me to be careful. Should I be scared?

The terrorists said Muhammad the prophet killed his critics. So as the followers of Muhammad should also kill the critics of Muhammad and the religion he created.

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Lajja: Shame

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“It is said that peace is the basic tenet of all religion. Yet it is in the name of religion that there has been so much disturbance, bloodshed and persecution. It is indeed a pity that even at the close of the twentieth century we've had to witness such atrocities because of religion. Flying the flag of religion has always proved the easiest way to crush to nothingness human beings as well as the spirit of humanity.”
Taslima Nasrin, Lajja: Shame


কতটুকু ভালবাসা দিলে,
ক' তোড়া গোলাপ দিলে,
কতটুকু সময়,কতটা সমুদ্র দিলে,
কটি নির্ঘুম রাত দিলে,ক ফোঁটা জল দিলে চোখের—
সব যেদিন ভীষন আবেগে শোনাচ্ছিলে আমাকে,
বোঝাতে চাইছিলে আমাকে খুব ভালোবাসো!

আমি বুঝে নিলাম—
তুমি আমাকে এখন আর 'একটু ও ভালোবাসো না।
ভালোবাসা ফুরোলেই মানুষ হিসেব কষতে বসে,
তুমিও বসেছো।

ভালোবাসা ততদিনই ভালোবাসা
যতদিন এটি অন্ধ থাকে,বধির থাকে,
যতদিন এটি বেহিসেবি থাকে...”
Taslima Nasrin

“Let humanity be the other name for religion.”
Taslima Nasrin, Lajja

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