BLASPHEMY BY TEHMINA DURRANI PDF
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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Tehmina Durrani made her sensational literary debut in with her controversial autobiography My Feudal Lord.
Blasphemy, her next major work, promises to generate the same degree of excitement. Set in south Pakistan, the novel inspired by a true story, is a searing study of evil; an uncompromising look at the distortion of Islam by predatory religious leaders.
In prose Tehmina Durrani made her sensational literary debut in with her controversial autobiography My Feudal Lord. In prose of great power and intensity, the author tells the tragic story of the beautiful Heer, brutalized and corrupted by Pir Sain, the man of God, whom she is married to when barely fifteen. But the nightmare she is locked into is not hers alone; it affects the entire clan that owes allegiance to the pir. In the Pir’s haveli, unspeakable horrors are perpetrated every day and every night, all in the name of Allah.
Sucked into the fetid hell of her lord’s making, Heer loses her dignity, her freedom, even her humanity, till a terrible resolution gives her back to herself. Paperbackpages. Published April by Penguin Books first published April 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Blasphemyplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Dec 22, Neha rated it it was ok Shelves: When I borrowed it – I felt it would be either a feminist book or one about a tortured women in an islamist state.
When I started reading it turned out be the latter for sure but the extreme of torture was uncomparable to anything I had read. How can someone be tortured so much and still survive and end up with a happy ending. The book says it is based on a true story but it seemed so fictional so out of this world and so primitive. There is every form of possible torture a man can do on a woman.
They were different from each other one could not survive the evil prevailing around and fell prey. There was nothing conventional in the type of torture. Also the kind of risks the women took while living in such a dangerous family or social structure. The protagonist herself creates a bait for her survival but that ends up as a noose for her.
She manages to live through it all for 24 years and then when she is finally loosing everything, she is just set free like a miracle. Its not a great read. 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. Feb 25, Ayesha added it. This makes for a difficult and painful read and is certainly not for the faint hearted.
Often, it leaves you reeling between horror and disbelief. One keeps asking the same question over and over again: How can such oppression and cruelty be permitted, especially in the name of religion? What makes it even harder to believe is that this IS a true story and that this unimaginable reality is being lived by many women even today. Overall, I have to say that I have rarely read such a powerful and gr This makes for a difficult and painful read and is certainly not for the faint hearted.
Overall, I have to say that I have rarely read such a powerful and gripping book, which left me close to tears and feeling deeply saddened and helpless. I must add that Durrani’s courage and strength has moved me even beyond the book.
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.
I have only admiration that no words can express.
Thank blasphemj for such a powerful story and for being brave enough to write it. May 21, Priyanshi Durbha rated it did not like it. The rating is in now way a reflection of my hlasphemy in Durrani’s story, which could very well be a depiction of reality and the kind of oppression women face. I just want to throw light on how raw and uncontrolled writing can make the reading distasteful and not literature.
The book, right from the beginning, was unpalatable and only made the experience painful, which probably could be the aim of the author. There is pain everywhere, but the way literature can bring it to the reader must be ta The rating is in now way a reflection of my disbelief in Durrani’s story, which could very well be a depiction of reality and the kind of oppression women face. There is pain everywhere, but the way literature can bring it to the reader must be tactful, lest the purpose of writing itself will remain futile.
One of the worst books I have read which could have been so much more if only blawphemy was dealt with more sensitively.
Jan 17, Nu-Jahat-Jabin rated it really liked it. May 19, Ashkin Ayub rated it liked it. If blaspehmy feel your organized religion in its purest form needs to evolve and change, why follow it at all tehmia the first place? If you have the gumption to decide right from wrong yourself and the the Holy Book sent from your God seems outdated or irrelevant to you Maybe it isn’t the word of God after all.
Saying you’re a Muslim, but don’t believe in everything that the Quran says is so ridiculous. I need tehmiha stop watching Nat Geo documentaries and get back to the book.
I don’t know much If durranni feel your organized religion in its purest form needs to evolve and change, why follow it at all in the first place? I don’t know much about Tehmina Durrani. According to google, she is quite a character herself though I am not going to judge her. I don’t have any any rights to judge her. All I can do is, review her book. The theme of the novel is tragic and controversial.
The story depicts the piri faqiri system in the Pakistani society. Unlike many readers, I don’t feel the story was totally fabricated but there sure was everything going wrong for the characters, who were weaker and helpless – which makes it a gloomy read. But most importantly, to end the book in such a whimsical way, is totally unflattering and irritating. Makes you cringe every single page Only 2 stars- for the concept.
However I will add one more dirrani for the blaspheemy effort of the author to speak about the sufi culture in Pakistan and give voice to the injustice of women. Aug 09, Zarish Fatima rated it liked it Shelves: Its not sort of book want to rate as good.
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This book will leave a taste of blood in your mouth. It will nauseate you, and really make you sick to stomach. Every possible sick thing that a human can do to another is explored in this book. It says it based on true stories, if that’s true that leaves me ever more speechless and my insides twisting with disgust.
I will give the writer dutrani much credit she might not be the best writer i have read but she gets are message across quiet loud and clear. Also the use of word Blasphemy in this book is aligns quiet well with how we use it in our culture contrary what it actually means and stands for in our religion.
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Blasphemy: A Novel – Tehmina Durrani – Google Books
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, 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.
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 condemn Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. 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 To make it clear, such exploitations take place in ALL cultures, and all religions – not just in Islam.
This is a heartbreaking read, however, quite crude and visual at times. 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.
Jul 30, Ayesha U rated it liked it. The story depicts the piri faqiri system devotion to so called spiritual men in the Pakistani society. Since I read the novel way back in so I don’t remember much of the author’s style of writing. At that time, as I was beginning to discover Pakistani a The theme of the novel is tragic and controversial. At that time, as I was beginning to discover Pakistani authors and their work of fiction in English so I paid very little attention to the author’s way of storytelling.
Only thing that stays with me even today is that one would never wish to be trapped in an environment like the female protagonist was.
Jun 24, Maham Siddiqui rated it really liked it. I really hope and pray that nobody has to go through the fate like the one ‘they’ or more specifically ‘she’ did.
Apr 06, Danyal Effendi rated it liked it.