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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As a reaction to her expository book, her family on both the paternal and maternal sides disowned her and her five children for thirteen years. A parasite nibbling on the Holy Book, he was Lucifer, holding me by the throat and driving me to sin every night.

This book should be a wake up call yet people continue to worship these men and the mizaars etc. Oct 07, Aruna Iyer rated it it was amazing. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat 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? The Prophet, of course, lived at a time when continual warfare produced large numbers of widows, who were left with little or no provision for themselves and their children.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Any woman belonging to any section of the society including the most marginalized and subaltern can improve her status and can challenge the so-called male supremacy if she wishes because she has capability and ability to do so.

Khar had been married five times. But this is totally wrong and its misinterpretation. 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.


Only those who meekly surrendered to the wishes of Peer were said to be loyal Muslims. Although being much older than her, he married Heer and made her second wife.

Archived from the original on 3 September Jan 17, Nu-Jahat-Jabin rated it really liked it. Pri July 23, at And she does this though she herself is ruined in this process.

She has depicted protagonist Heer as a victim of socio-religious customs and traditions based on the patriarchal constructs existing in the Indian sub-continent including India and Pakistan. Blaxphemy- Social Science – pages. What scarred me for life was the fact that this book is based on true story.

The presence of autobiographical elements makes it intense. These years shadowing Edhi sahab were a thesis for the dissertation of the book. Cheel is one such character in the novel which plays a pivotal tehmins in motivating Heer in her attempt to fight with Pir.

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Account Options Sign in. Open Preview See a Problem? A world where she is not allowed to cross the tehmna without her husband’s permission. Food for thoughtDespite all the disturbing narration, people should read this book as it depicts the brutalities in an incomprehensible way.

Jun 24, Maham Siddiqui rated it really liked it. All just to hold firm, their fiefdom, fear and to exercise power through violence to subjugate, humiliate and feed upon the weak. Enter the email address you signed up with npvel we’ll email you a reset link.

Tehmina Durrani

Please help by adding reliable sources. Pir Sain was a symbol of munafiqat. Blasphemy is the tale of Heer. I highly recommend the book Blasphemy. It was impossible to imagine someone living this kind of life even though, for me, it got over in around pages, while Heer lived and suffered it for 24 long years. Her attempt on revenge was a bit hard to digest and her attempt to liberate herself were not inspiring. What follows is her ordeal for years.


Apr 10, Chandni rated it really liked it. The rating is in now way a reflection of my disbelief in Durrani’s story, which could very well be a depiction of reality and the kind of oppression women face.

Disgusted at the events, but still glad Heer got the chance to tell her story to the world. The theme of the novel is tragic and controversial. The days of appeasement were over. 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. She describes several cases resulting in the humiliation and torture of Muslim women.

Blasphemy is a heart-wrenching novel by a Pakistani author, Tehmina Durrani.

Hence she fears threatened from Muslim fundamentalist on this. I don’t know much If you feel your organized religion in its purest form needs to evolve and change, why follow it at all in the first place? The novel has been lauded because it takes a lot noel courage to deconstruct and expose the myths that fetter women in suffocating life.

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