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. Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author, artist, and activist on women’s and children’s rights. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”. 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.

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Blasphemy is the tale of Heer. Sep 02, Arsala rated it did not like it. Mustafa was caught on the wrong foot. I didn’t like temhina at all. Retrieved 11 February A lot of Muslims may take offense to this book, however, I blasphsmy not think that Durrani was speaking against Islam, as a matter of fact, I think this story condemn Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband.

Durrani and Khan divorced in I really hope and pray that nobody has to go through the fate like the one ‘they’ or more specifically ‘she’ did. The story depicts the piri faqiri blawphemy devotion to so called spiritual men in the Pakistani society. But that was a misinterpretation. She is an illustrious controversial writer catapulted to fame with the publication of her autobiography, My Feudal Lord, Blasphemy is a realist novel set up in Pakistan reflecting the struggle of protagonist in the hands of his husband, who is a hypocrite.

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One of the worst books I have read which could have been so much more if only it was dealt with more sensitively. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat He had humbled Ma, exploited the people. Cheel is one such character in the novel which plays a pivotal role in motivating Heer in her attempt to fight with Pir.


They were different from each other one could not survive the evil prevailing around and fell prey. It won Italy’s prestigious Marissa Bellasario Prize and has been translated into twenty two languages. Ci si sente prigioniere, avvilite dalle parole scritte nero su bianco tehmia ci pesano sul cuore senza nemmeno il bisogno di perdersi in descrizioni eccessivamente complesse. tehhmina

The writing style is strong with very selective use of words and efficient language skills. Pir Sain was dazzled by her beauty when he saw her with her mother, who came as a victim of circumstances to seek his blessings.

The writing style is s Durrani depicted a very important issue of the rural Islamic culture, prevailing still today, especially in the sub-continent. Still I would prefer to know than not know.

For religion is one weapon that such people bring to their disposal to cripple the masses who don’t understand what their religion is all about.

Dec 06, Ardita rated it liked it. Read it to feel sad for such women or read to feel good and thanful for your own lives in an independent world where you can be what you are.

Hence she fears threatened from Muslim fundamentalist on this. But, then these kind of a story is something I should have expected from Ms Durrani. In the present paper, I have tried to reveal the daring effort of the novelist who has dared to raise her voice against the religious twhmina present in the society and how the women are tshmina subjugated in the name of currani religion which gives equal rights to women as compared to her male counterpart.


Saimah Raza July 28, at However, I felt that Ms Durrani went a little too far in her description and the suffering of Heer especially in the second half of the book was too much After reading the book, I have mixed feelings towards the storyline and its content.

Tehmina Durrani

He was Bhai’s destroyer, Amma Sain’s tormentor. She followed her like a mute spectator but he never respected her individuality and never loved her.

Despite the fact that Peer Sain is several years older than Heer, the marriage is fixed as her mother wants to redeem her own status in the society and Peer Sain helps her in doing so in every possible way.

At seventeen, she married Anees Khan, and they had one daughter together. She has endeavored to chalk out a path that evicts the misinterpretation of Islam.

I felt that I had to be heard in order for him to realise when he was wrong. Emotions are what would keep people glued to the pages instead. This is probably one of the most unsettling books I’ve ever read. All just to hold firm, their fiefdom, fear and to exercise power through violence to subjugate, humiliate and feed upon the weak.