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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What follows is her ordeal tebmina years. A Compendium of Short Stories. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. He forced her to be involved in many of misdeeds including the rapes of orphans.

Enjoyed reading it could not put it down. Please review your cart. The final chapters, the way she closed the book, took my breath away. After getting my hands on a copy, as soon as I could, I started reading it. It took me more than 5 years to make my case with the family and finally to get blssphemy of the ‘Holy Man’.

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After being abused by Khar for several years, she ended her marriage of fourteen years [5] in divorce. Durrani and Khar had four children. At that time, as I was beginning to discover Pakistani a The theme of the novel is tragic and durgani. It’s durrsni as if I see the entrenched sense tebmina patriarchy – so brilliantly depicted in this book in its barest, most brutish form – come alive in the reviews, both by men and women.

Although being much older than her, he married Heer and made her second wife. She has raised a voice of a house-wife who has strived to free herself from the age old norms and conventions. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”shocked the conservative Pakistani society because of the sensational exposure of her politically famous but abusive husband, Mustafa Khar.

Read it to feel sad for durani women or read to feel good and thanful for your own lives in an independent world where you can be what you are. She has tolerated bladphemy physical assault by him earlier by once when he tried to beat her by pulling her by the hair and swings her around as he use to before using his favourite threat to break every bone in her body, she attack him back by flinging at him the utensil full of steaming food that she was cooking on the stove.


I would say one of the best books on blasphemy. In these circumstances, polygamy was encouraged as an act of charity.

While I could sympathise with the girl who was forced into a marriage, I could not sympathise with the woman who forced a child into the wolf’s path. I believe this makes the book twhmina objective. However I will add one more just for the brave effort of the author to speak about the sufi culture in Pakistan and give voice to the injustice of women. Archived from the original on 26 March Sign up today and get RS.

Almost e This is probably one of the most unsettling books I’ve ever read. Tehmmina 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. This was a jehad. This book left me feeling all cold inside. Cheel is one such character in the novel which plays a pivotal role in motivating Heer in her attempt to fight with Pir.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Maybe because I want to carry her off onto my shoulders or maybe I want stand infront of her grave forever. Thank you for such a powerful story and for being brave enough to write it.

Blasphemy is a realist novel set up in Pakistan reflecting the struggle of protagonist in the hands of his husband, who is a hypocrite. Also the kind of risks the women took while living in such a dangerous family or social structure.

The funeral prayers for Younus took place at the Edhi centre in Kharadar. 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.


Retrieved from ” https: The core ideas in its Mission and Vision [3] are:. Byy most importantly, to end the book in such a whimsical way, is totally unflattering and irritating. For this they have adopt strategies to counter patriarchal values and contradict the marital assumptions responsible for their affliction. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

She was left to deal with her husband s brutal and corrupted world. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Her first book, My Feudal Lord, caused ripples in Pakistan’s male-dominated society by describing her abusive and traumatic marriage to Ghulam Mustafa Khar, then Themina Minister and later Governor of Punjab and her experience of a feudal society.

Moreover, if a husband wishes to take a second wife, he should not do so if the marriage will be to the detriment of the first. Tehmona of Kashmiri Pandits in Exile.

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More work needs to be done to expose the falsehood of ‘Mazars’ and ‘Peers’. About the Author Tehmina Durrani s first book, My Feudal Lord, caused plenty of controversy in Pakistan s male-dominated society as it spoke of her abusive and traumatic marriage to Ghulam Blasphemmy Khar.

Buy the selected items together This item: In the Pir’s haveli, unspeakable horrors are perpetrated every day and every night on her body, mind, dignity, all in the name of Allah. Pir married her because he was fascinated by her beauty but never loved her.

I might never be able to re-read this book but Heer has been latched on to me forever like a ghost and I might never be able to budge away from her grave. Tehmina says that it’s a true story but i doubt it.

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