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Sushmita Bandhopadhyay
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Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife

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It is a touching story of a Bengali woman who married for love and moved to Afghanistan. Butshe was harassed by the Taliban for refusing to obey their orders such as converting to Islam. The book tells us how she fled the country and the Taliban to return to her live on her own terms again.
Published (first published April 1st 1998)
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This author was killed recently and so far I've been unable to track down any copies of this book online. But I plan to keep trying.

Indian author slain in Afghanistan by militants
Story authors: Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
LA Times, September 5, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan — Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, an advocate for women's rights who wrote a book about her escape from
Apratim Mukherjee
Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it
This book tells a true story but is very crudely written.The unnecessary flashbacks often bore you.The book is full of spelling mistakes but it is one of the few books written about atrocities of Taliban.
Beware:The film ,the documentary and the Wikipedia article do have a few deviations from this book.
রিফাত সানজিদা
একটা যখন যা মাথায় এসেছে সটাইলে লেখা বযকতিগত ডায়রিকে বই হিসেবে ছাপিয়ে বের করার আগে লেখিকার আরেকটু মাথা খাটানো এবং সময় বযয় করা উচিত ছিল। ...more
Somnath Guha
একটু অবিনযসত লেগেছে।

আর একটু সাজিয়ে লিখলে ভালো লাগতো।

তবে অসংখয অভিজঞতা পূরণ বইটি সতযিই মরমসপরশী।

লেখিকার সাহসিকতা কে ধনযবাদ।
Tasfia Promy
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
বলার ভাষা নাই! লেখিকা কে সযালুট! ...more
Denim Datta
It was OK. sometimes unnecessary translations are given for many words. Sometimes, writing is not good.
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ultimate experience of a brave woman......hats-off to her!!!
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Susmita Bandopadhyay AKA Sayeda Kamala was a writer and activist from India. Her works include the memoir Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou (A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife; 1997) based on her experience of marrying an Afghan and her time in Afghanistan during Taliban rule. The story was used as the basis for the Bollywood film Escape from Taliban.

At the age of 49, she was killed by suspected Taliban militants
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