Religious Extremism and Lajja
Taslima Nasrin faces Hindu extremism and Islamic terrorism in Bangladesh and India.
Taslima Nasrin, An exiled Bangladeshi author, currently living in New Delhi, India.
After publication of her bookLajja, Taslima Nasreen earned the ire of Islamic fundamentalists. Her book was banned in her country and aFatwa(religious edict) was issued against her. She fled from Bangladesh, went to France, and sought political asylum.
Her book Lajja, is set in the backdrop of 1992 Babri masjid demolition event in India. This is the singular, hollow, emotion-evoking event through which Hindu extremists came into power in India ending the country’s secular image and reigniting the pre-partition animosity between Hindus and the Muslims.
Nasreen published her book in the wrong time. Despite her book telling a story that could mimic many real life stories in both India and Bangladesh, it became a propaganda tool at the hand of the Hindu extremists, drawing strong reactions from the Muslim community.
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