Meet extraordinary women who dared to bring gender equality and other issues to the forefront. From overcoming oppression, to breaking rules, to reimagining the world or waging a rebellion, these women of history have a story to tell. The daughter of a doctor, Nasrin also became a doctor, working in a family-planning clinic in Mymensingh until she was reassigned to a government clinic in Dhaka in
From a modest literary profile in the late s, she rose to global fame by the end of the 20th century owing to her feminist views and her criticism of Islam in particular and of religion in general.
Since fleeing Bangladesh in she has lived in many countries, and currently June lives in New Delhi. She works to build support for secular humanism, freedom of thought, equality for women, and human rights by publishing, lecturing, and campaigning.
Her name, Taslima Nasrin, is also spelled Taslima Nasreen. Her father was a physician, and she followed in his footsteps. Her mother was a devout Muslim.
After high school in SSC and higher secondary studies in college HSC inshe studied medicine at the Mymensingh Medical College an affiliated medical college of the University of Dhaka and graduated in with an MBBS degree; in college, she showed a propensity for poetry by writing as well as editing a poetry journal.
After graduation, she practiced gynaecology at a family planning clinic in Mymensingh, "where she routinely examined young girls who had been raped," and heard women in the delivery room cry out in despair if their baby was a girl. She was reassigned in to work in Dhaka.
Born into a Muslim family she became an atheist over time. In course of writing she took a feminist approach. In she fell in love with poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah and fled home to marry him; they divorced in Later she married journalist and editor Nayeemul Islam Khan; they divorced in In she married Minar Mahmood, editor of the now defunct weekly Bichinta, they divorced in Literary Career Until 'Lajja' Early in her literary career, she wrote mainly poetry, and published half a dozen collections of poetry between andoften with female oppression as a theme, and often containing very graphic language.
This publication changed her life and career dramatically. Following the publication of Lajja, Nasrin suffered a number of physical and other attacks. She had written against Islamic philosophy, angering many Muslims of Bangladesh, who called for a ban on her novel.
In Octoberan Islamic fundamentalist group called the Council of Islamic Soldiers offered a bounty for her death. In May she was interviewed by the Kolkata edition of The Statesman, which quoted her as calling for a revision of the Quran; she claims she only called for revision of the Sharia, the Islamic religious law.
In August she was brought up on "charges of making inflammatory statements," and faced death threats from Islamic fundamentalists and religious Muslims.
A major religious organization claims her to be a "paid agent" of anti-islamists. A hundred thousand demonstrators called her "an apostate appointed by imperial forces to vilify Islam"; a "militant faction threatened to set loose thousands of poisonous snakes in the capital unless she was executed.
Life in Exile After fleeing Bangladesh inNasrin spent the next ten years in exile in the West.
She returned to the east and relocated to Kolkata, India, inwhere she lived until After renewed unrest broke out, and after spending several months in hiding, Nasrin left for the West again in Her Bangladeshi passport had been revoked; she was granted citizenship by the Swedish government and took refuge in Germany.
She even had to wait for six years — to get a visa to visit India, and never got a Bangladeshi passport to return to the country when her mother, and later her father, were on their death beds. In Marchshe visited Mumbai to promote a translation of her novel Shodh translated by Marathi author Ashok Shahane, the book was called Phitam Phat.Taslima Nasrin: Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi feminist author who was forced out of her country because of her controversial writings, which many Muslims felt discredited Islam.
Her plight was often compared to that of Sir Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses ().
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