Taslima Nasrin is an author and a poet from Bangladesh who wrote several books
about the oppression against women, minorities in terms of casts and religion. She
is also a physician by profession, and involved several of her knowledge from that
field in her literature. Taslima Nasrin wrote several books that became controversial
because of the people who got offended about the explicit inequality that was
explained between gender and religions. However, the one book that was most
controversial and gathered international attention was Taslima Nasrin’s ‘Lajja’ that
was written in 1993. Soon after her book got published, in 1994, the book was ban in
Bangladesh and there was a fatwa placed against Taslima Nasrin because the majority
population of Muslims in the country was highly offended by the content of the book.
This was the moment when the author got well known outside Bangladesh and India.
The book ‘Lajja: Shame’ talks explicitly about how the minorities, the
Hindus, in Bangladesh were affected after the massacre of the Babri mosque in 1992.
After witnessing brutal sights in her own country, Taslima Nasrin penned down the
story for the book in mere seven days a year later and got it published. The story
of ‘Lajja’ is about a family of four members who belong to the Hindu religion who
were attacked by the Muslims during the demolition of Babri Mosque. In the book,
even though the family was a communist, and believed in humanity more than