Taslima Nasrin

(25 August 1962 - / Mymensingh / Bangladesh)

Taslima Nasrin
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Taslima Nasrin (Bengali: তসলিমা নাসরিন, Arabic: تسليمة نسرین‎, Hindi: तसलीमा नसरीन, Toslima Nasrin) is a Bangladeshi author and former physician who has been living in exile since 1994. From a modest literary profile in the late 1980s, she rose to global fame by the end of the 20th century owing to her feminist views and her criticism of Islam in particular and of religion in general.

Since fleeing Bangladesh in 1994 she has lived in many countries, and currently (June 2011) lives in New Delhi. She works to build support for secular humanism, freedom of thought, equality for women, and human rights by publishing, lecturing, and campaigning. Her name, Taslima Nasrin, is also ... more »

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,725 Points p.a. noushad (5/10/2015 2:13:00 AM)

    Hello Nasrin, ...your verses I read here.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,725 Points p.a. noushad (5/10/2015 2:08:00 AM)

    Dear, I read your poems, I like your way of presentation very much.

  • Gold Star - 5,980 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (3/15/2015 11:37:00 PM)

    Life facet one-Truth is truth.
    Life facet two-False is false.
    Life facet three-Truth is false.
    Life facet four-False is truth.

  • Rookie Ash Shaheen (7/21/2013 5:16:00 PM)

    She may be a hardcore feminist associated with some of the most contentious social issues but to credit her as an intellectual with literary skill is just a load of rubbish! She is just a below medio core writer. She is simply an opportunistic person enjoying a luxurious life in Europe - using the sentiment of some over enthusiastic feminists as well as some pseudo liberals who have been dreaming of having romance with women from Indian sub-continent! So annoyed to see her name here!

  • Rookie Nasreen Banu (5/17/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    I want to meet Taslima, let me know the way

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Best Poem of Taslima Nasrin

At The Back Of Progress

The fellow who sits in the air-conditioned office
is the one who in his youth raped
a dozen or so young girls,
and, at cocktail parties, is secretly stricken with lust,
fastening his eyes on lovelies' bellybuttons.

In five-star hotels,
he tries out his different sexual tastes
with a variety of women,
then returns home and beats his wife
because of an over-ironed handkerchief or shirt collar.

In his office Mr. Big puffs on a cigarette,
shuffles through files,
rings ...

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