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Taslima Nasreen

Author's details

Name: Taslima Nasreen
Date registered: April 3, 2012
URL: http://freethoughblogs.com/Taslima

Biography

Taslima Nasreen, an award-winning writer, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writings on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death. In India, Bangladesh and abroad, Nasreen’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry and memoir have topped the best-seller’s list. Taslima Nasreen was born in Bangladesh. She started writing when she was 13. Her writings won the hearts of people across the border and she landed with the prestigious literary award Ananda from India in 1992. Taslima won The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament in 1994. She received the Kurt Tucholsky Award from Swedish PEN, the Simone de Beauvoir Award and Human Rights Award from Government of France, Le Prix de l' Edit de Nantes from the city of Nantes, France, Academy prize from the Royal Academy of arts, science and literature from Belgium. She is a Humanist Laureate in The International Academy for Humanism,USA. She won Distinguished Humanist Award from International Humanist and Ethical Union, Free-thought Heroine award from Freedom From Religion foundation, USA., IBKA award, Germany,and Feminist Press Award, USA . She got the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh prize for Promotion of the Tolerance and Non-violence in 2005. She received the Medal of honor of Lyon. She got honorary citizenship from Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Metz, Thionville, Esch etc. Taslima was awarded the Condorcet-Aron Prize at the “Parliament of the French Community of Belgium” in Brussels and Ananda literary award again in 2000. Bestowed with honorary doctorates from Gent University and UCL in Belgium, and American University of Paris and Paris Diderot University in France, she has addressed gatherings in major venues of the world like the European Parliament, National Assembly of France, Universities of Sorbonne, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, etc. She got fellowships as a research scholar at Harvard and New York Universities. She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in the USA in 2009. Taslima has written 35 books in Bengali, which includes poetry, essays, novels and autobiography series. Her works have been translated in thirty different languages.Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. Because of her thoughts and ideas she has been banned, blacklisted and banished from Bengal, both from Bangladesh and West Bengal part of India. She has been prevented by the authorities from returning to her country since 1994, and to West Bengal since 2007. Her twitter @taslimanasreen Her Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taslimas-thoughts-and-ideas/244974322288219?ref=hl Her Bengali blog http://muktobhabna.blogspot.in/

Latest posts

  1. He cried. Me too. — August 1, 2014
  2. What I don’t want to see and what I want to see (2) — July 31, 2014
  3. What I don’t want to see and what I want to see — July 31, 2014
  4. Sam Harris did it again. He expressed his Muslim-hatred again. — July 29, 2014
  5. Who are safe in the Islamic State? — July 28, 2014

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Aug 01 2014

He cried. Me too.

After a United Nations-run school sheltering more than 3,000 Palestinians was shelled early Wednesday, UN official Christopher Gunness could not contain his grief. He breaks down in tears on live TV. He cried. Seeing him, I cried too. What about you?

Jul 31 2014

What I don’t want to see and what I want to see (2)

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What I don’t want to see. What I want to see.

Jul 31 2014

What I don’t want to see and what I want to see

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What I don’t want to see: What I want to see.

Jul 29 2014

Sam Harris did it again. He expressed his Muslim-hatred again.

Sam Harris criticized Israel and Judaism in the beginning of his article. He sounds neutral. But he is not. He is as Muslim hater as before. The question I’ve now received in many forms goes something like this: Why is it that you never criticize Israel? Why is it that you never criticize Judaism? Why …

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Jul 28 2014

Who are safe in the Islamic State?

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All thinking minds get killed, only pigs are safe in the Islamic State.

Jul 27 2014

Shame

Islamic State or ISIS terrorists destroyed many historical monuments and ancient shrines in Iraq. Here they are destroying the shrine of prophet Seth, Adam and Eve’s 3rd son. Seth is the prophet of Jews, Christians and Muslims. A few days ago they blew up prophet Jonah’s tomb which was built in the 8th century BCE. …

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Jul 25 2014

Islamic penises get erected seeing mannequins

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Islamists force women to wear veils. Now they force shopkeepers to cover the faces of mannequins, the female body models that are used for displaying clothes. Islamic penises get erected seeing almost anything. I don’t understand why they are bothered with their erections, they can easily masturbate whenever they want. Allah doesn’t like men to …

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Jul 22 2014

Christian exodus from Iraq

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What a shame! ISIS or ISIL or IS terrorists have been throwing Christians out of Iraq. These terrorists declared Christians have to convert to Islam, or to pay tax for being Non Muslims, or to be slaughtered. Before US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Christian population was 1.4 million. More than half of the population …

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Jul 22 2014

A piece of coal in Gaza

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Not only one, they were hundreds.

Jul 20 2014

‘From Israel With Love’

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Question: What would Anne Frank have said if she saw this? Answer: She would have wept.

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