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. Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however.

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These years were tfhmina her most transformational as they laid the seeds for her further work as well as her spiritual quest for truth. A review of the book contracts by the English newspaper The Independent described Sethi as acting in good faith and described him and Mohsin as “the injured party”.

But this is totally wrong and its misinterpretation. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

In this book, she has written about her trauma and torture during her life with her husband, Gulam Mustafa Khar.

If this book had been written by a man, I’m sure the content would have been half as compelling and the reviews twice as rapturous. Everything corrupt happened under the shroud, when it was off a faceless and nameless woman appeared. Dec 04, Jigmet katpa rated it it was amazing.

Pir married her because he was fascinated by her beauty but never loved her.

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Views Read Edit View history. A Novel Tehmina Durrani Limited preview – Skip to main content. He was also my daughter’s molester. Without jumping into spoilers of any sort, it is worth noting the amount of abuse a woman can go through, all under the name of religion.


They are just there duerani serve those who believe in them, just like fortune tellers, palmists and magicians serve their clients.

I didn’t like it at all. Women of that age were weak, fragile creature so they needed protection but now women are capable enough to defend themselves. May 22, Shivam Khandelwal rated it really liked it. While I could sympathise with the girl who was forced into a marriage, I could not sympathise with the woman who forced a child into the wolf’s path.

Penguin Books April Language: His ruthless behaviour is the cause for Heer s miserable life and extreme exploitation.

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Needless to say, the widows are not necessarily young women, but usually mothers of many children, who came as part of the deal. Published April by Penguin Books first published April 1st This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Because the author tells about the life styles of people both in the shrine and outside the shrine.

As a reaction to her expository book, her family on both the paternal and maternal sides disowned her and her five children for thirteen years. As Yazid, the tyrant of Karbala, never suffered even from a headache, people believed that he was blessed by Allah. He was the rapist of orphans and the fiend that fed on the weak.

The only purpose of the book seems to be that of feeding the Western media for purely material gains. Almost everything is connected to the Shrine, or Pir Saein indeed. Sometimes it may be quite difficult to follow the story because the author suddenly jumps from the present time to the past and to the present again. 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.

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Islamic Book Service Not only this but in Heer she has also depicted the desire of a woman who wants to break free from the conservative, rigid social and religious rules and conventions of the society which subjugates her.

This book contains very important lessons, It is a must read!!! Durrani’s second book, A Mirror to the Blindis the biography of Abdul Sattar Edhi[22] who was Pakistan’s highly decorated social worker.

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He enjoyed a high status in the society being the centre of respect and attention and never suffered on any ground. Buy the selected items together Blaephemy item: Tehmina Durrani is also a painter. But, then these kind of a story is something I should have expected from Ms Durrani. She describes several cases resulting in the humiliation and torture of Muslim women. Sep 02, Arsala rated it did not like it.

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People have different opinions, views and logic regarding it. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”shocked the conservative Pakistani society because of the sensational exposure of her politically famous but abusive husband, Mustafa Khar. I just want to throw light on how raw and uncontrolled writing can make the reading distasteful and not literature. Her courage is being robbed due to respective belief imposed upon her by the society and she is unable to fight against injustice and bring positive change in her life.

A low attempt to downsize Islamic society.

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