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LOVE POEMS OF TASLIMA NASREEN

by ASHIM CHOWDHURY

  • Category Poetry
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 95
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 52 pages
  3. Date: 2004

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Love Poems of Taslima Nasreen is a selection of Nasreen’s love poems from several books. She is renowned for her work as an activist for women’s rights and against religion fundamentalism.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Internationally known and widely travelled, Taslima Nasreen was born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. After studying medicine, she worked as a gynaecologist and anaesthesiologist in hospitals in Dhaka. During her medical studies she gained prominence as a strongly feminist colmnist and also began to publish poetry and fiction. Her novel Shame was banned in 1993, on the grounds that its ‘inflammatory’ tone exited tension between Muslims and Hindus. In 1994, the European Parliament awarded her the Sakharov Prize for freedom of Thought. After conservative elements demanded her execution she secretly left Bangladesh and took asylum in Sweden. On 16 November 2004 she received the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) tolerence and non-violence award-the