Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however. Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author, artist, and activist on women’s and children’s rights. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”. Book Review: Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Set in South Pakistan, BLASPHEMY – the novel is inspired by a true story of a young girl trapped in the cruelest.

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Want to Read saving…. Mustafa was caught on the wrong foot. Its not sort of book want to rate as good. She will be intertwining her writing and painting in her coffee table book by the same name, A Love Affairwith a print version of these paintings along with poems and songs that inspired her paintings.

Pir married her because he was fascinated by her beauty but never loved her.

Maybe it isn’t the word of God after all. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

An extract from the book reveals the whole story: When I started reading it turned out be the latter for sure but the extreme of torture was uncomparable to anything I had read. In this book, she has written about her trauma and torture during her life with her husband, Gulam Mustafa Khar.

Eventually learning to manoeuvre their fights onto his territory she writes: I really hope and pray that nobody has to go through the fate like the one ‘they’ or more specifically ‘she’ did. Saying you’re a Muslim, but teymina believe in everything that the Quran says is tehminz ridiculous.


Book Review | Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

I was a soldier. These years were perhaps her most transformational as they laid the seeds for her further work as well as her spiritual quest for truth. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however, it is evident in the story that religious plays no part novdl the sins of a man, its the exploitation of a religion that allows a mere man to act like God, in the case of this woman.

This is a heartbreaking read, however, quite crude and visual at times.

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What scarred me for life was the fact that this book is based on true story. Dec 06, Ardita rated it liked it. He enjoyed a high status in the society being the centre of respect and attention and never suffered on any ground.

The authority give to this family obliges them to listen and attend to the needs of the people; not force their will on them. If you have the gumption to decide right from wrong yourself and the the Holy Book sent from your God seems outdated or irrelevant to you Saimah Raza July 28, at The Holy Quran states that: I obeyed whatever he would impose on me blasphe,y there was now a difference.

It won Italy’s prestigious Marissa Bellasario Prize and has dyrrani translated into twenty two languages.


At that time, as I was beginning to discover Pakistani a The theme of the novel is tragic and controversial. A society which completely believes in the commodification of women at all levels.

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durrani Every person has the ability to decide between right and wrong in every situation, so what was stopping Heer from speaking out against the ills of her husband? It’s curious to see the other reviews simply dismiss this book as “these things can’t happen, not possible” or castigate the woman tehmjna the book for the choices that she made almost always under duress. She being a weak, fragile woman challenges the supremacy of Pir.

How can such oppression and cruelty be permitted, especially in the name of religion? Archived from the original on 17 May The book says it is based on a true story but it seemed so fictional so out of this world durarni so primitive.

Throughout her life she has been humiliated, rejected by her husband. This book will leave a taste of blood in your mouth.

The issue is illiteracy. She said, “[his actions were] an even bigger case of hypocrisy than my experience with the feudal system. Pri July 23, at Islam on the other hand encourages all Muslims, irrespective of gender to seek knowledge from cradle to grave, from all possible sources.