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Book Review - Exile by Taslima Nasrin

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Exile, by Taslima Nasrin(Translated by Maharghya Chakraborty)

Book Review

A 52-year-old writer, a poet and a physician - Taslima Nasrin has won numerous awards for her work in writing on women suppression, and her tireless campaigns advocating freedom of thought and human rights. But unfortunately, she is recognized for her critical and audacious writing - which in some opinions is against "religious or cultural beliefs" of a nation that is known to be democratic, with Freedom of Speech and Expressions as it's fundamental rights. Taslima Nasrin, a Bengali writer born in Bangladesh, has been living in exile since 1994 for her powerful and critical writings.

Exile is the story of a woman and a writer, who was forced to live in exile, with multiple fatwas (a point of Islamic Law) seeking her death. Taslima has been forced to live away from her own country, Bangl…