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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I could not imagine loving my husband. SinceDurrani has supported the social rehabilitation of women.

Return to Book Page. It’s almost as if I see the entrenched sense of patriarchy – so brilliantly depicted in this book in its barest, most brutish form – come alive in the reviews, both by men and women.

The first night I sat reading it, I had a hard time sleeping.

A lot of Muslims may take offense to this book, however, I do not think that Durrani was speaking against Islam, as a matter of fact, I think this story condemns people in power such as politicians and clergy-men, or worse Durrani’s tehminaa book blasphe,y Things in Sorrow Times” is a novel based on the childhood and youth of an Afghan girl Rabia.

In prose Tehmina Durrani made her sensational literary debut in with her controversial autobiography My Feudal Lord. However, the protagonist of the novel is an Afghan girl.

Begins with protagonist’s young and beautiful Heer mother, out of utter ignorance and fear of Allah read Pir Sainmarrying and pushing her off into the beast Pir Sain’s hell. Just like she read in books and saw in movies, she is waiting for true love to knock at her door and sweep her off her feet. Aug 09, Zarish Fatima rated it liked it Shelves: For this they have adopt strategies to counter patriarchal values and contradict the marital assumptions responsible for their affliction.


Heer realized that to fight in this world of evil she had to be more evil. This was a jehad. However I will add one more just for the brave effort of the author to speak about the sufi culture in Pakistan and give voice to the injustice of women.

Tehmina Durrani

It’s definitely worth a read for the tortures and brutalities depicted are incomprehensible! Younus was denied a passport to leave Pakistan but under public pressure was later allowed to leave. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The story depicts the piri faqiri system in the Pakistani society. The author speaks of religious bigots not letting Begins with protagonist’s young and beautiful Heer mother, out of utter ignorance and fear of Allah read Pir Sainmarrying and pushing her off into the beast Pir Sain’s hell.

Blasphemy: A Novel – Tehmina Durrani – Google Books

She paid a heavy price for it because she was shunned by society and her own parents disowned her. This book is graphic and disturbing, I could not finish it.

Jul 30, Ayesha U rated it liked it. Archived from the original on 3 September Retrieved 8 October The book says it is based on a true story but it seemed so fictional so out of this world and so primitive. Retrieved from nogel https: Durrani depicted a very important issue of the rural Islamic culture, prevailing still today, especially in the sub-continent.


Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

She has shown that how people twist religious sayings for their benefit. What to say of Pir- a son’s murderer, a daughter’s molester, a parasite nibbling on the Holy Book. Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Edhi’s home and accompanied him on his visits. So, in a way all the rules and regulations regarding veiling of the women, polygamy or any such were because of the need of the time, which has no relevance in the present blasphhemy. As she says in her own words, There was power and conviction in my tone.

Durrani explores in depth, the udrrani of worshipping Pirs and the rancid society that they thrive in. The change in me was slow but sure.

May 13, Venkataraghavan Srinivasan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: These people more often then not misuse and misinterpret Islam for their own worldly gains and agenda. Account Options Sign in.