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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Since I read the novel way back in so I don’t remember much of the author’s style of writing. It’s definitely worth a read for the tortures and brutalities depicted are incomprehensible!

Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. An extract from the book reveals the whole story: The presence of truth leaves a bitter taste in those readers who want women to be dominated by Islam’s misinterpreted clauses.

A parasite nibbling on the Holy Book, he was Lucifer, holding me by the throat and driving me to sin each and every night. He was also my daughter’s molester.

Cheel is one such character in the novel which plays a pivotal role in motivating Heer in her attempt to fight with Pir. The Prophet, blaspgemy 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.

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Apr 03, Qurat rated it did not like it Recommends it for: But this is totally wrong and its misinterpretation.

All these comments did, was fuel the fire of my curiosity and I was all the more inclined to reading it. Mar 22, Hiba rated it liked it. The core ideas in its Mission and Vision [3] are:.

Thank you for such a powerful story and for being brave enough to write it. Saimah Raza September 29, at 2: Paperbackpages.

It won Italy’s prestigious Marissa Bellasario Prize and has been translated into twenty two languages. Open Preview See a Problem? If people knew enough to understand their scripture, their holy book, there would have been no platform for the pirs or such to build a presence for themselves.

She says she found another way of expressing and conveying her feelings through art, in addition to writing. Although Heer is the most important female character in the novel but there some other minor female characters which are of great importance. The Holy Quran states that: To have written a story like this, so openly challenging the Peer culture and feudal system in Pakistan and to expose their corruption and ignorance takes more guts that we can ever imagine.

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Tehmina Durrani

Both the protagonist and antagonist are faithless characters, they deserve each ot This book is graphic and disturbing, I could not finish it. Her only motive in life was Survival.

Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. He enjoyed a high status in the society being the centre of respect and attention and never suffered on any ground.

May 22, Shivam Khandelwal rated it tehnina liked it.

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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. Insufficient protection of women”.

Feb 25, Ayesha added it. But, then these kind of a story is something I should have expected from Ms Durrani. The writing style is s Durrani depicted a very important issue of the rural Islamic culture, prevailing still today, especially in the sub-continent. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We can only imagine how advanced and more sick the evils are of today.