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3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  130 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
"Nasrin's voice is the voice of humanism everywhere."--Wole Soyinka

"Taslima Nasrin has spoken out about the oppression of women under Islam, and what she's said needed saying."--Salman Rushdie

"Revenge" is a delicious novel about getting even from one of the most controversial and internationally acclaimed writers of her generation.

In modern Bangladesh, Jhumur marries for l
ebook, 200 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Feminist Press (first published 1993)
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Mar 10, 2012 Mikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Should this book or review pique your interest then please heed my warning: DO NOT read the blurb on the back cover nor the summary description shown here on Goodreads -- if you do, then technically you've read the book. There will be little left of surprise.

Revenge is pretty straight forward in both language and plot. As the title states -- it is a story of vengeance. The setting is in contemporary Bangladesh and centers around the failing relationship of a newly married couple: Jhumar and Ha
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May 11, 2011 Amanda Schaefer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Remya Vipinlal
Felt like a bollywood movie plot.
Sheena Roller
Mar 14, 2012 Sheena Roller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a thought-provoking read about the role of women (and the changing role of women) and men on Bangladesh where the book is set. As others have said, don't read the book jacket cover or the summary as it does give away a lot. However, even if you do, the telling of the unforgivable act and the resulting revenge is still quite poignant and gripping.
Harshleen Kaur
Sep 17, 2012 Harshleen Kaur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is an awesome novel .! i really love it .. !!!!
this novel -" shodh " is heart touching .. the thigs which happen with jumur are really happening in india with the women. They treated as servants at there in-laws house !!
Jun 08, 2011 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
This "Shodh" is published as "Revenge" as well. which is translated by different translator. This book is good to read.
Hardeep Nagi
Jun 20, 2012 Hardeep Nagi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sad book. sadly shows how women are still condidered private property in most part of world
Oct 21, 2010 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: do-not-own, fiction, 2010
3.5 stars

Very enjoyable and a fast read. I liked the idea of the story as a fable.
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Jun 18, 2013 Siddhida Bargode rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it.short,straightforward,engrossing,realistic characters.
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Taslima Nasrin (Bengali: তসলিমা নাসরিন) is a Bengali Bangladeshi ex-doctor turned author who has been living in exile since 1994. From a modest literary profile in the late 1980s, she rose to global fame by the end of the 20th century owing to her feminist views and her criticism of Islam in particular and of religion in general.

Since fleeing Bangladesh in 1994 she has lived in many countries, and
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