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. Read “Blasphemy A Novel” by Tehmina Durrani with Rakuten Kobo. Set in South Pakistan, this controversial novel is a searing study of evil. It is the tragic and.

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Khar had been married five times. I really hope and pray that nobody has to go through the fate like the one ‘they’ or more specifically ‘she’ did. Khar was jailed by the Zia regime and after his release, they were separated.

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Since I read the novel way back durrani so I don’t remember much of the author’s style of writing. 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. I had developed a look which conveyed defiance and disagreement.

How can someone be tortured so much and still survive and end up with a happy ending. What was the main character thinking when she used the orphan girl as a shield to protect herself and her daughter from her oppressive husband?! Both the protagonist and antagonist are faithless characters, they deserve each other.

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Although Heer is the most important female character in the novel but there some bpasphemy minor female characters which are of great importance. In prose Tehmina Durrani made her sensational literary debut in with her controversial autobiography My Feudal Lord. Tehmina Durrani made her sensational literary debut in with her controversial autobiography My Feudal Lord. Click here to sign up.


Dec 06, Ardita rated it liked it. The Heart of India.

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I felt that I had to be heard in order for him to realise when he was wrong. And she does this though she herself is ruined in this process. His duty was to serve the humanity without distinction of caste and creed — and so is ours.

Nov 12, Tulip rated it did not like it. Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Durranl home and accompanied him on his visits.

In the years after leaving her second husband, Khar, one prominent event was her hunger strike in against government corruption, and the newly coined term, ‘accountability’, came into being. In the beginning Heer thought her to durrsni an arrogant and vindictive person but later on it was she who was a great support of Heer in her struggle for justice as she blasphmey was a victim of Pir Sain. I haven’t read many Pakistani writer, especial women ones.

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I will give the writer this much credit she might not be the best writer i have read but she gets are message across quiet loud and clear. Selected title must be Rs or greater. The abuse this woman faced was just awful and made me mad enough to want to throw the book across the room. But that was a misinterpretation.


Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however, it is evident in the story that religious plays no part in the sins of a man, its the exploitation of a religion that allows a mere man to act like God, in the case of this woman.

After seven days she was admitted to hospital and it was only when the prime minister of Pakistan, Moin Quraishi, visited her to break her fast did she do so. Nov 02, Hina Tabassum rated it it was ok. This implies to all the women irrespective of any ethnic group.

The Prophet, of course, lived at a time when continual warfare produced large numbers of widows, who were left with little or no provision for themselves and their children.

I need to stop watching Nat Geo documentaries and get back to the book. A lot of Muslims may take offense to this book, however, I do not think that Durrani was speaking against Islam, as a matter of fact, I think this story condemns people in power such as politicians and clergy-men, or worse Also the kind of risks the women took while living in such a dangerous family or social structure. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat SinceDurrani has supported the social rehabilitation of women.