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My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani
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May 01, 12

Read in March, 2008

I absolutely loved the book. Read it back in 2005 once, then again in 2008. I become an instant feminist when I reach such works. It is a powerful attempt by Ms. Durrani. It was sheer courage and determination that made her write this masterpiece. An Excerpt lived on with me. Here it is:
"There is a fantasy of a feudal lord as an exotic, tall, dark and handsome man, with flashing eyes and traces of gypsy blood. Images of him parrying thrusts with the fiercest of swordsmen and riding off into the sunset on his black steed set the pubescent hearts aflutter. He is seen as a passionate ladies’ man and something of a rough diamond, the archetypal male chauvinist who forces a woman to love him despite his treatment of her. But fantasy is far from reality and (we) must face up to reality … There is a deep-rooted deficiency in the feudal value system; it must be diagnosed before it is treated."
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