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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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She has depicted protagonist Heer as a victim of socio-religious customs and traditions based on the patriarchal constructs existing in the Indian sub-continent including India and Pakistan.

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The writing style is s Durrani depicted a very important issue of the rural Islamic culture, prevailing still today, especially in the sub-continent. What shakes me even more is the cruelty meted out by Heer’s son, who, even upon knowing all her sufferings, refuses to let go of his wild greed for power which came to him after Pir’s ethmina and further traumatizes her his way. On 19 MayDurrani accused Sethi of stealing her book profits. See all 10 reviews. An insider look into the traditional culture of Islam in Pakistan.

It did make her search for answers for the position of women within Islam and made her stand up for women’s rights.


Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

For this they have adopt strategies to counter patriarchal values and contradict the marital assumptions responsible for their affliction. To make it clear, such exploitations take place in ALL cultures, and all religions – not just in Islam. I couldn’t finish this book.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The thoughts going round and round in my head, making me ponder about the lack of humanity in the human race. And she does this though she herself is ruined in this process. She was so fed up with her husband dugrani she even fought physically with him on some occasions.

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Her rebellious nature also cost her losing all financial support from her ex-husband, as well as the custody of her children. The intense and grotesque abuse is described vividly in her book with gory details. The same stands true for other religions.

I was very young when I borrowed this book so I actually failed to apprehend the rudiments of it until Lbasphemy re-read it again.

She is currently involved in the emancipation of women in Pakistan. Next reaction was to feel blessed. The novel has been lauded because it takes a lot of courage to deconstruct and expose the myths that fetter women in suffocating life.

Durrani explores in depth, the culture of worshipping Pirs and tehkina rancid society that they thrive in. So candid and bitter! A wife who has no individuality as she has turned into a mute spectator to all the sufferings inflicted upon her by her male counterpart.

Tehmina Durrani has to be a household name across the world and her books must be read by everyone. This is the first novel where Durrani uses her artwork as well. Having said that, the way she wrote and the flow of the story were all nicely formulated. May 19, Ashkin Ayub bg it liked it.


durranii Other editions – View all Blasphemy: Eventually learning to manoeuvre their fights onto his territory she writes: You’ve successfully reported this review. Yes these so called holy men are taking advantage of poor uneducated masses but still is it to this degree I am not sure.

But the nightmare she is locked into is not hers alone; it affects the entire clan that owes allegiance to the pir. Its not sort of book want to rate as good. As ofshe is married to politician Shahbaz Sharif. May 13, Venkataraghavan Srinivasan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Death of Vishnu. 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.

Almost e This is probably one of the most unsettling books I’ve ever read. Durrani is the first woman in the Islamic World who has openly shown the misuse of religion by some Muslim clergy. Also the kind of risks the women took while living in such a dangerous family or social structure. The Lost Daughter of India.