Free speech, ban and “fatwa”: A study of the Taslima Nasrin affair

@article{Hasan2010FreeSB,
  title={Free speech, ban and “fatwa”: A study of the Taslima Nasrin affair},
  author={Md. Mahmudul Hasan},
  journal={Journal of Postcolonial Writing},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={540 - 552}
}
  • M. Hasan
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Of the many feminist voices in Bangladesh, Taslima Nasrin is the best known for the censorship, fatwa and subsequent legal intervention against her. Of all her banned books, Lajja drew the widest international attention, and that, as many commentators argue, was especially because of the involvement of the Indian establishment and media that sought to distract the world’s concern away from religious tensions and communal strife in India in the wake of the Babri Masjid’s demolition in 1992… Expand
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