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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Her parents married her to Anees Khan when she was seventeen and they had a daughter together. He was the rapist of orphans and the fiend that fed on the weak.

The Holy Quran states that: What follows is her ordeal for years. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Edhi’s home and accompanied him on bllasphemy visits.

She has raised a voice of a house-wife who has strived to free herself from the age old norms and conventions. A one time read for me because who can digest this again? Penguin- Social Science – pages. She claimed that trhmina is a true story in the face of a novel, which a reader will agree to a great extent.

According to google, she is quite a character herself though I am not going to judge her. She became his apprentice, and also got his permission to author his autobiography. But over and above all this, a man closest to Allah, the one who could reach Him and save us.


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In the Pir’s haveli, unspeakable horrors are perpetrated every day and every night, all in the name of Allah. Apr 03, Qurat rated it did not like it Recommends it for: A society which completely believes in the commodification of women at all levels.

I was becoming a woman. Durrani and Khar had four children. Durrani didn’t pin point any exact location of her story, although it is most probably took place in one of Lahore’s thousands of Islamic boarding school or similar religious school.

Leaving the story for a bit, the writing style is not engaging. She paid a heavy price for it because she was shunned by society and her own parents disowned her. Saimah Raza July 28, blaspheny An insider look into the traditional culture of Islam in Pakistan.

Tehmina Durrani

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. In the years after leaving her second husband, Khar, one prominent event was her hunger strike in against government corruption, and the newly tehminx term, ‘accountability’, came into being. She is currently involved in the emancipation of women in Pakistan.

Khar was one of the founders of the Pakistan People’s Party and Tehmina was his eighth wife. An extract from the book reveals the whole story: He was the rapist of orphans and the fiend that fed on the weak. Archived from the original on 17 May This book left me feeling all cold inside. A Novel Tehmina Durrani No preview available – But this is totally wrong and its misinterpretation.


The acts were gross, the crimes were gory and the emotions too disturbing to be imagined being even close to reality.

Though bound in a patriarchal marital discourse these women are trying to free themselves by challenging the technologies of subjection. This book is incredible. Return to Book Page. Dec 04, Jigmet katpa rated it it was amazing. The change in me was slow but sure. She dares to challenges the objectification and domestic violence inflicted on women and how hovel can resist patriarchal power and improve their position within the institutions of oppression.

One keeps asking the same question over and over again: And one of them does give up. But over and above all this, he was known to be the man closest to Allah, the one who could reach Him and save us. Durrani’s fourth book “Happy Things in Sorrow Times” is a novel based on the childhood and youth of an Afghan girl Rabia.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Retrieved from ” https: It brings forth the easy distortion of Islam by the hypocrite and predatory surrani religious leaders. It seemed that I performed under duress. Love’s absence ailed me.