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Shame : a novel

Author: Tasalimā Nāsarina
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the 450-year-old Babri mosque in Ayodhya, India, was destroyed by Hindu fundamentalists in 1992, it let loose a worldwide wave of Muslim reprisals against all Hindus. This novel describes the nightmarish fate of one Bangladeshi Hindu family. Not since Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses has a book provoked such mob violence, public outcries, and calls for the author's death. The title bespeaks the author's shame at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Religious fiction
Fiction
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Nāsarina, Tasalimā.
Shame.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997
(OCoLC)645878597
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tasalimā Nāsarina
ISBN: 1573921653 9781573921657
OCLC Number: 37322498
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Lajjā.
Responsibility: Taslima Nasrin ; [translated from the Bengali by Kankabati Datta].

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When the 450-year-old Babri mosque in Ayodhya, India, was destroyed by Hindu fundamentalists in 1992, it let loose a worldwide wave of Muslim reprisals against all Hindus. This novel describes the nightmarish fate of one Bangladeshi Hindu family. Not since Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses has a book provoked such mob violence, public outcries, and calls for the author's death. The title bespeaks the author's shame at human degradation, her shame both for a government which could not protect the Hindu minority, and for her fellow citizens. It is the indictment of a nation--indeed, an entire religion. Dr. Nasrin calls Shame the "testament" of a writer determined, despite the danger she faces, to speak out in favor of Islamic reform, religious tolerance, and freedom of expression, and against Muslim extremism and other forms of fanaticism.--From publisher description.

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