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Taslima Nasreen

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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. Christian exodus from Iraq — July 22, 2014
  2. A piece of coal in Gaza — July 22, 2014
  3. ‘From Israel With Love’ — July 20, 2014
  4. No title. — July 13, 2014
  5. Proof for the existence of god. — July 10, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Men hate woman’s body — 505 comments
  2. Bangladesh! A fucked-up country! (Warning: Violent image) — 488 comments
  3. Our men throw acid in our faces, destroy our lives but we never stop loving men. (Warning: Violent images) — 481 comments
  4. Sex Slavery must be abolished. — 330 comments
  5. Do women really ‘choose’ to be prostitutes — 256 comments

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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.

Jul 13 2014

No title.

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“You can’t have occupation and human rights.” ― Christopher Hitchens

Jul 10 2014

Proof for the existence of god.

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Non-believers want to see the evidence for the existence of god. But believers never can produce a single scientific evidence. They often bring tomato, potato, cow, donkey or a piece of bread etc to show that the word God is written there. And to them, this is the proof for the existence of God. A …

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Jul 10 2014

Depressed young men are becoming terrorists.

Here is the story of clairmont. Chris Boudreau, a grieving mother from Canada, traveled to Europe this last week to learn about ways to spare other families whose children risk the same fate as her son. Damian Clairmont died in January at age 22 while fighting for the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. Clairmont, …

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Jul 08 2014

India’s Supreme Court banned Sharia Court and Fatwas

India’s Supreme Court banned sharia court and fatwas. It is such a good news. But I wonder whether it would work at all. Dowry, Khap panchayet, casteism etc. are illegal in India, but indians practice those with impunity. I am afraid fatwas will be practiced with impunity too. Setting price on anyone’s head has been …

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Jul 08 2014

Iranian women take off their hijab

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Ordinary Iranian women created a Facebook page called stealthy freedom or secret freedom. Islamic Revolution started 35 years ago. Since then it has been illegal for a woman to leave the house without wearing a hijab or headscarf. The punishment is a fine or imprisonment. An Iranian woman said, “My hair was like a hostage …

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Jul 06 2014

Friday prayer

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Jul 04 2014

China banned fasting

I am against banning and censorship. But I supported burqa ban because burqas are dark prisons where women must not be placed for committing no crime. I oppose China when it violates human rights but I don’t oppose when China discourages Muslim children to have religious fasting. You should not think I am only against …

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