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. Set In South Pakistan, This Controversial Novel Is A Searing Study Of Evil. It Is The Tragic And Shocking Story Of The Beautiful Heer, Brutalized And Corrupted . 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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The sole purpose of the book seems to be to attract the attention of the Western novle. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? What follows is her ordeal for years.

Sep 09, Book Ninja rated it liked it Shelves: Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Get to Know Us. A review of the book contracts by the English newspaper The Independent described Sethi as acting in good faith and described him and Mohsin as “the injured party”. Yes these so called holy men are taking advantage of poor uneducated masses but still is it to this degree I am not sure.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. One person found this helpful. Her first marriage was to Anees Khan, a man blas;hemy lower social standing than Tehmina’s family. Published April by Penguin Books first published April 1st People of Pakistan call Mustafa khar the lion, it’s an insult to the lion!

I would rate this book 3. The reason I like this book is because its engrossing,real supposed to be and that we know the main characters; see them alive and kicking, wearing their respectable facades in tabloids, their whereabouts traceable even after the book.

Customers who bought this novl also bought. Now these are the facts which she stated about herself. Women in Islamic society noevl the maximum amount of freedom tehminw liberty than women in any other society. And I also don’t think that the the author tries to say that this is what Pakistan is all about.


Durrani sued Sethi for mental torture, and he countersued for defamation. All the oppression the Prophet sws came to end is now carried in the name of the religion he brought. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Without jumping into spoilers of any sort, it is worth movel the amount of abuse a woman can go through, all under the name of religion. Pakistan is a lawless, patriarchal society that allows men like Khar to be cruel to their wives, but also has men like Anees.

That should have made me cynical, but I picked up the book anyway.

The only really interesting aspect of the book was the puzzling fact that such a maniacal lunatic with no discernible education or qualifications managed to get away with seven marriages, countless badly treated children, and still be a hero and successful politician to “the people” of his country. A humongous review will be put up on the blog soon. The ability to bookmark and annotate content, created custom collections and participate in discussion forums is provided to members only.

The funeral prayers for Younus took place at the Edhi centre in Kharadar. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Okay, so first things first: See all 10 reviews. Neither has she left many of her own wrongdoings unrecorded, as the judgements passed on her by most of these reviews, prove. Every chapter seems to be written by different author or different state of minds.

Its real in the sense that as you keep reading, you eventually fall under its spell, which is perhaps intentional on the Author’s part, she does try too hard to justify her actions and reactions throughout the book.

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Sorry girls, but the whole society colluded with her brutal husband with its code of silence over the cruel treatment of rurrani and children. Indeed, not understanding the Qur’an, not allowing any attempt at understanding the Qur’an, is presented as an important reason for the dark ignorance of the people that gives the Pir his power.


I wonder how her ‘Islamic prayers’ were not disturbed when she broke Sherry’s marriage and home? I couldn’t finish this book. Latest News Breaking, Pakistan News”. While there is no room in Islam for the kind of imported, western liberalism and modernity which is devoid of decency and modesty, the notion of a marginalised, confined, tormented animal that a woman is supposed to be is absolutely alien to this religion.

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Book Review | Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

I was quite intrigued after reading back cover. Archived from the original on 17 June Rape, domestic violence, incest, death of a child, rape of child This is probably the first book I have ever wanted to throw away because it just does not feel right, for tehimna to think she was innocent, and that the whole world was against her, not when she herself destroyed so many lives. Published by Corgi first published Written in the same world where I durrsni, and the reality of which we go through everyday.

Aug 18, Wsm rated it did not like it. My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani. She endured his violent and volcanic temperament in silence for more than a decade, never finding enough courage to leave him. Saying you’re a Muslim, but don’t believe in everything glasphemy the Quran says is so ridiculous.

That she has survived and told her story is in exhilarating durarni itself. As she came to an adolescent age, she thought she fell in love with a muslim boy, named Anees, who would pass passionate letters to her in academy.

Apr 03, Qurat rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Overall, I have to say that I have rarely read such a powerful and gr This makes for a difficult and painful read and is certainly not for the faint hearted.