Taslima Nasrin Details

Taslima Nasrin

Type of Publisher : Books

Total Book Published : 25

Taslima Nasrin (born 25 August 1962 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh) is a Bengali Bangladeshi ex-doctor turned author, an atheist[1] feminist who describes herself as a secular humanist.[2] She was born Nasreen Jahan Taslima to Rajab Ali and Idul Ara. Her name, Taslima Nasrin, is also spelled Taslima Nasreen; she is popularly referred to as "Taslima," her first name, rather than "Nasreen."
Since fleeing Bangladesh in 1994 she has lived in many countries,[1] and currently (Mar 2010) lives in Sweden after expulsion from India in 2008 where she was denounced by the Muslim clergy and received death threats from Islamic fundamentalists. 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; she is popularly referred to as "Taslima," her first name, rather than "Nasrin."

Nasrin's life is the subject of a number of plays and songs, in the east and the west. The Swedish singer Magoria sang "Goddess in you, Taslima,"[47] and the French band Zebda composed "Don't worry, Taslima" as an homage.[48]

Her work has been adapted for TV and even turned into music. Jhumur was a 2006 TV serial based on a story written especially for the show.[49] Bengali singers like Fakir Alamgir, Samina Nabi, Rakhi Sen sang her songs.[citation needed] Steve Lacy, the jazz soprano saxophonist, met Nasrin in 1996 and collaborated with her on an adaptation of her poetry to music. The result, a "controversial" and "compelling" work called The Cry, was performed in Europe and North America.[50] Initially, Nasrin was to recite during the performance, but these recitations were dropped after the 1996 Berlin world premiere because of security concerns.[51]

Her own experience of sexual abuse during adolescence and her work as a gynaecologist[3] where she routinely examined young girls who had been raped, influenced her a great deal in writing about the treatment of women in Islam.[4] From a modest literary profile in the late 1980s, she achieved a meteoric rise to global fame by the end of the twentieth century because her feminist views were seen as criticism of Islam and of religion in general. She currently lives in exile in India in a secret place and has received death threats from Islamic fundamentalists at different times.

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