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Split - A Life

Taslima Nasrin

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Completed on 8 June 2022
ISBN : 9780143426530

Taslima Nasrin is known for her powerful writing on women’s rights and uncompromising criticism of religious fundamentalism. This defiance on her part had led to the ban on the Bengali original of this book by the Left Front in West Bengal as well as the Government of Bangladesh in 2003. While the West Bengal government lifted the injunction after the ban was struck down by the Calcutta High Court in 2005, Nasrin was eventually driven out of Kolkata and forced to expunge passages from the book, besides facing a four-million-dollar defamation lawsuit. Bold and evocative, Split: A Life opens a window to the experiences and works of one of the bravest writers of our times. 


A really good book and i would recommend it for all to read. The life of Taslima Nasrin is very interesting, who is renowned for writing eloquently on women's rights and harshly criticising religious fanaticism. The Left Front in West Bengal and the Government of Bangladesh both outlawed the Bengali version of this book in 2003 as a result of her resistance. After the ban was overturned by the Calcutta High Court in 2005, the West Bengal government withdrew the injunction; nonetheless, Nasrin was ultimately compelled to leave Kolkata and had to delete portions of the book in addition to facing a $4 million defamation lawsuit. Split: A Life, a courageous and moving book, provides readers with a window into the life and writings of one of our generation's most fearless authors.

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