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. Set In South Pakistan, This Controversial Novel Is A Searing Study Of Evil. It Is The Tragic And Shocking Story Of The Beautiful Heer, Brutalized And Corrupted . 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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I, personally am a strong and avid feminist. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But I appreciate the effort of Tehmina Durrani of npvel this book and ‘breaking the tra I’m too unenlightened to proclaim for or against the accuracy of what this book says but being a Pakistani woman, I’m well aware of the feudal culture and the trial of a life women have as a feudal lord’s wife. Durrsni she came to an adolescent age, she thought she fell in love with a muslim boy, named Anees, who would pass passionate letters to her in academy.

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At that time, as I was beginning to discover Pakistani authors and their work nvel fiction in English so I paid very little attention to the author’s way of storytelling. Upon reading the book though, Islam comes off as the junior partner in the oppression of Durrani. Lists with This Book.

Books by Tehmina Durrani. It opened my eyes to a blasphmey many things. A Novel Tehmina Durrani Limited preview – But the fact that she sur Having grown up in India, I have always been interested in things happening in Pakistan. His duty was to serve the humanity without distinction of caste and creed — and so is ours. By Asif Iftikhar on September 01, An exposure of our consciousness to reality, to the many real Heers and the many real Pir Sains in our society, to our own ignorance and indifference that, by affording the despots the ‘Divine’ right to oppress, are a significant reason for the perpetual oppression of the weak.


That she has survived and told her story is in exhilarating in itself. Though her accounts of Mustafa Khar are generally perceived as false accusations Nivel say it’s too depressing to be trueI rather found it easy to relate to Durrani as a real women.

Younus was denied a passport to leave Pakistan but under public pressure was later allowed to leave. To me, my husband was my son’s murderer. However, his love could not hold her interest too long in front of the charismatic Mustafa Khar a prominent political figure in Pakistanwhom she met at a social gathering and instantly fell in love with. She merely describes things as they are.

Durrani does a very good job at making him into a dreaded villain but She was left to deal with her husband s brutal and corrupted world. Durrani reveals in her book. As long as everything has been kept as a secret, the society never blames the ones who are responsible of all the sins. Durrani denied she signed a contract vesting complete foreign rights with Mohsin rather than with herself and her estate. She is today involved in the emancipation of women in Pakistan.

The only r Love all the mean judgements on here against this woman blaming her because her husband was a conniving psychopath.

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In short she takes her revenge. I have to commend her courage to speak out, because no other Pakistani woman would admit to half of the things Ms. Absolutely courageous and brilliant in writting and brings tears to your eyes Indeed, not understanding the Qur’an, not allowing any attempt at understanding the Qur’an, is presented as an important reason for the dark ignorance of the people that gives the Pir his power.

Daughter of the East: This is one of books that I couldn’t put down once I started reading it. He was a terrible tyrant and a complete asshole! At the time [O People! She told me she had it and could lend it to me. So shocking that you sometimes don’t want to believe the author for the sake of preserving your own idealistic view of humanity She is particularly critical of Mustafa Khar as he is shown as playboy,ruthless political animal and some one who corrupts her younger dkrrani, a 16 year old whom he later marries after divorcing Miss Durrani, not before making her a woman in the due process, quite onvel scandal.

Blasphemy (A Novel)

Or should the court do the honours? One may not find this autobiography so charming and full of success but it is drastically woven with the bitter truths about the feudal lord’s filthy rules over others lives. Jul 27, Xaib Rizvi rated it liked it.