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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31 2014

Forbidden

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My new book is called ‘Nishiddho’ in Bengali. Nishiddho has been published in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Nishiddho means forbidden. I hope forbidden will not be forbidden this year. Religious fanatics love to demand for my execution by hanging because they hate what I write. Governments love to stand beside the fanatics and ban my …

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Jan 29 2014

Gender-based censorship

The next guest blogger today is MEREDITH TAX. She has been a writer and political activist since the late 1960s. She was a member of Bread and Roses, an early socialist-feminist group in Boston, and her 1970 essay, “Woman and Her Mind: The Story of Everyday Life,” is considered a founding document of the US …

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Jan 29 2014

Our selective silence…

Guest blogger today is Suruchi Mazumdar. She is a doctoral candidate at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and currently a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She wrote about the banning of the TV drama series written by me. ‘The launch of Dusshohobash (painful co-existence), a Bengali serial written by Taslima Nasreen, was cancelled by …

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Jan 27 2014

A woman was gang raped on the orders of a village council. Her crime? She fell in love with a man outside her community.

A woman was gang raped because she was in love with a man outside her community. A WOMAN was gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of a village council in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair. The council ordered the horrific penalty to be carried out in a village in West …

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Jan 14 2014

No sane people can accept Islamic barbarism.

Islamists want to kill a Mauritanian blogger because he has lack of respect for prophet Muhammad. We have been witnessing Islamic barbarism all over the world. Islam says apostates must be killed. So, the believers of Islam kill apostates. What about peace loving moderate Muslims? Do they think it is all right to criticize Muhammad? …

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Jan 11 2014

Fundamentalists decide what we should write, draw, say and think

My interview is in the times of India. 1. There is renewed efforts by some religious fundamentalist groups demanding your expulsion from India. Do you get a feeling of deja vu? Ans — Yes I do get a feeling of deja vu. They have been issuing fatwas against me since 1993. In this part of …

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