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The conventional perception of gender roles in a socio-cultural setup cast men as rational, strong, protective, and decisive beings thereby casting women as emotional irrationalweak, nurturing, and submissive Nayar Therefore, women are expected to fit themselves in this frame, where in every sense they hasrin inferior to men and lose their personal identity.

Thus, women remain as mere object or property to men. Taslima Nasrin, lkjja account of her personal experience of childhood sexual abuse and the deteriorating status of women in Bangladesh, contributes considerably to the feminist thought.

In most of her writings, Ljja gives evidences of her feminist leanings as she delineates situations pertaining to subjugation and marginalization of women by men who have patriarchal mindset. The female characters in Lajja: Kironmoyee, Maya, and Shammima Begum are all compelled to behave as per the patriarchal norms, wherein Nasrin aims at highlighting the situation of women belonging to minority community of Hindus in Bangladesh, who had nasrkn go through a tough phase during the demolition of Babri Masjid in India.

The double marginalization of women on religious grounds on the one hand and their gender identity on the other is another crucial aspect in the novel. Taslima Nasrin exemplifies the woman who breaches the patriarchal code, and is thus maltreated.

Lajja deals with several feminist issues. In fact, Nasrin demonstrates the ways how patriarchal mindset challenges taslimma and self-respect of women. Nadrin of the most important feminist issues that has been dealt with in the novel is the treatment of women at the hands of various patriarchal taslimz like family, society and state, headed by a patriarch who either looks down upon women or marginalizes them.

Nasirn as a mother is expected to be gentle, polite and understanding. Her desire to move tasliam India to her relatives at the perilous hour on account of the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition remained unattended. All she could do was secretly shed tears and behave submissively, which is refrential of txslima patriarchal setup, where the family is led by a male member, who is supposed to be all powerful and centralized. Such that, the female member, nasrln, is tyrannized and is expected to taaslima according to an established patriarchal norm.

Furthermore, the assumption that a woman has no identity of her own and is dependent on the men around her, be it her father, brother, husband or son, has been amply exemplified in the novel, Sudhamoye, for instance, praises his wife Kironmoyee and daughter Maya by telling Maya: Will Bh get so much of love and care once I am well? To quote from the text: By and large, it is at the cost of the family that a woman is conditioned to subdue her desires and fit into the socio-cultural framework.

She also submits to the demands made upon her by the communal atmosphere in Bangladesh as she quietly accepts a new identity with an assumed Muslim name San.

At this juncture, it is important to note that both, family and society connive to marginalize women. Kironmoyee invests all her resources, monetary and mental, in keeping her family together. Her second act of assertion manifests in her refusal to accept the financial help offered by her son after her husband has a paralytic attack, which apparently depicts her as a victim hy patriarchy.

Furthermore, in LajjaNasrin shows how women are doubly jeopardized—on the basis of sex and on the basis of nationality which is identical with religion. In Bangladesh, only Islam is synonymous with humaneness as only Muslims are considered as human beings. They are free to pray in the mosque, do what they want for their religion, wear Burkha, have a beard, wear a skull cap on their head, and to follow the rituals of their religion. Hindus are like their slaves and have to hide their identity more often than not.


They cannot taxlima any religious rituals of their own and cannot practice anything signifying tasllma religion. As an instance, Sudhamoy asked his wife to hide their identity as Hindu because they are scared of Muslims. At every step, Kironmoyee had to sacrifice and behave according to the imposed authority of the ruling class in Bangladesh.

It highlights male version of the female world which is based on marginalization of women. The demolition of Babri Masjid in India led to the brutality and torture of Hindu families in Bangladesh, and particularly the women who were not only demeaned but also inhumanly brutalized, tortured and raped.

Even the cruel treatment of Hindu men folks eventually affected the lives of Hindu women more adversely as they were left to fend for themselves in the face of vindictive Muslim fanatics. A feminist writer denounces treatment of women as objects of lust, physical and psychological violence.

Nasrin does the same with tremendous vehemence as she depicts in Lajja how women are sexually harassed, abducted and subjected to varied kinds of torture that may even result in their deaths. The novelist demonstrates how the abduction of Hindu girls has been common in Bangladesh and how the hooligans do not have any kind of fear. Whenever they wished, they would abduct a woman and rape her brutally.

That was the reason that most of the Hindus sent their daughters to India for their education and security. To quote an instance from the txslima. A case was registered the next day at the Laksam police station by her distraught lojha. There is no trace of Manju Rani.

Her abductors threatened Premanand Seal and his family but the police took no action when informed. Hindu families in the area are now terrified of sending their daughters to school. They took the terrified little girl to garden nearby and raped her…a case was filed…no one was arrested. Thus, the females as portrayed in the novel are nothing more than objects to be used by the male predators to satiate their lust.

Ansrin, depicts certain men ravishing young Hindu girls for their pleasure and vilifying concerned Hindu families. The abduction of Maya as a child of six illustrates the same. This incident terribly traumatizes the girl and has such a negative effect on the psyche of the girl child that she is not able to behave normally for two months. She would sleep fitfully and would wake up abruptly in the middle of the night. The family is never safe thereafter as they keep receiving threatening through anonymous extortion letters that aimed at kidnapping Maya again.

Lajja: Shame by Taslima Nasrin

However, when Maya grew up lomja a young girl of 19, the ominous day of 11th December came. A group atslima seven hooligans entered the house of Sudhamoy who had recently suffered paralysis, and began to break the goods of the house.

They were all about twenty-one years old. Two of them wore caps, pajamas and Kurtas. Sudhamoy and Kiranmoye tried their best but they could do nothing against seven hooligans who very quickly took Maya away. Maya was crying for help but nobody came forward to help her because she was a Hindu girl and the abductors were Muslims.

She only screamed to her mother for help saying: Being communists, the family did not believe in any religion whether Hindu or Muslim and naarin was the only religion for them.

As a result of it, they decide to leave for India. Despite his best efforts, Suranjan could not find Maya.

He felt helpless as he could not find any assistance to locate his sister. The legal system also turned a blind eye on the family as they were Hindus. The wails and shrieks of the young girl Maya went in vain as there was none who could come forward and help the family in finding her and taking action against the male predators who abducted her. In fact, Nasrin too, as a feminist writer condemns violence against women. Out of sheer pain of helplessness, misery and frustration, Suranjan began to drink wine and abuse Muslims.


Time and again he was haunted by the pain of losing his innocent sister, Maya. Certain questions like what the abductors must be doing with Maya; whether they may have tied up her legs and then raped her one by one; how she must be tolerating the pain; whether she would be living or dead etc. He felt a strong desire to avenge the honor of his sister and was filled with anger and hatred for the Muslims.

He, like the hooligans, wanted to kill the Muslims and abduct their daughters for taking revenge. It was the eleventh day of riot in Bangladesh, i. Suranjan kept abusing the system and his own incapability to retaliate. He even thought of committing suicide but thought that it would be so cowardly an act. He eventually came up with a remedy as he thought something else.

Lojja by Taslima – DocDroid

He took a rickshaw and went to Bar council where he met a whore named Shamima, the daughter of Abdul Jalil. For Suranjan, however, Shamima was not a whore but a girl belonging to majority community. He only longed to rape one of the Muslim women out tzslima sheer revenge for what they had done to his sister. To quote from the text:.

He threw the girl on the floor and stripped her of all her clothes. He bit her breasts, one part of his mind understanding that what he was doing was certainly not love. Relentlessly he pulled her hair; bit her on the cheek, taxlima and breasts.

He scratched her waist, her stomach, her buttocks and her thighs with his tasljma nails. I am dying of pain.

Lajja- Tasleema Nasrin

Thus, one may observe how revengefulness virtually annihilates humaneness which affects women most adversely. When societal institutions like religion, state, family and society that should provide conducive and safe environment for people in general and women in particular irrespective of their religious backgrounds turn against them, the situation becomes rather abysmal.

Viewing woman as good or bad is another instance of patriarchal mindset. In Lajja too, this aspect comes to light as there are women framed as good or bad by the patriarchal setup. At every step in the novel, she is portrayed as an ideal wife who serves the family and makes all possible sacrifices to keep the family going. She is, in fact, viewed as a bad or fallen girl. Islam mandates purity and virginity as virtues. Numerous tales of heroic women killing themselves rather than succumbing to sexual assault are very much a part of Bangladeshi folk culture.

The society depicted in Lajjais deeply patriarchal. There are innumerable examples of gender discrimination in the novel. Nasrin powerfully makes her point in one of her interviews challenging fundamentalists with closed mindset:. They can kill anyone in the name of God.

They want to kill me, they demand my death only for the reason that I am alone, I am afraid, so I must be afraid of them and stop my writing. If I stop my writing, women will lose conscience because the fundamentalists like to oppress women to show their power. So they are not used to seeing that women can protest and are surprised if they do.

They want to keep them down.

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