Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however. Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author, artist, and activist on women’s and children’s rights. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”. Book Review: Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Set in South Pakistan, BLASPHEMY – the novel is inspired by a true story of a young girl trapped in the cruelest.

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Her rebellious nature also cost her losing all financial support from her ex-husband, as well as the custody of her children. The acts were gross, the crimes were gory and the emotions too disturbing to be imagined being even close to reality.

I have only admiration that no words can express. It is the official document Abdul Sattar Edhi ‘s life and message.

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Everything bad that can happen to a woman, happe I was very young when I borrowed this book so I actually failed to apprehend the rudiments of it until I re-read it again. I might never be able to re-read this book but Heer has bkasphemy latched on to me forever like a ghost and I might never be able to budge away from her grave.


The novel critiques interventions of Russia and America in Afghanistan. He wanted nothing to do with him. While I could feel protective and be angry on behalf of the woman whose husband raped her and forced other men on, I cant bring myself to feel anything for the woman who found pleasure in the same bed and then kept saying her blasphfmy forced it on her.

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Blasphemy is the tale of Heer. She was a mute spectator of all his domestic violence which he inflicted even in the presence of servants, and irrespective of the opinions of her friends and relatives. Blasphemy yehmina Tehmina Durrani. Pir Sain was dazzled by her beauty when he saw her with her mother, who came as a blasphem of circumstances to seek his blessings.


A one time read for me because who can digest this again? I’d say Durrani was brave enough to highlight and bring up the subject. Durrani and Khar had four children. From behind it no call for help could be heard.

One of the worst books I have read which could have been so much more if only blwsphemy was dealt with more sensitively. He enjoyed a high status in the society being the centre of respect and attention and never suffered on any ground.

Durrani’s arrangements to take Younus abroad captured media attention. She was brave enough to expose her then famous husband publicly in an extremely conservative Pakistani Muslim society.

Life was so difficult for her that at many instances she had no other choice than to join hands with this Satan. Sep 29, Hira rated it liked it.

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What was the main character thinking when she used the orphan girl as a shield to protect herself and her daughter from her oppressive husband?! Through Heer, Durrani has provided an insight into the life of a woman bound in a traditionally orchestrated institutional discourses and practices that maintain the regulation of wife.

Both the protagonist and antagonist are faithless characters, they deserve each ot This book is graphic and disturbing, I could not finish it. The way you have narrated nvoel, I can almost see the gory scenes dancing before my eyes. I did not like story but it was not boring to read. She is an illustrious controversial writer catapulted to fame with the publication of her autobiography, My Feudal Lord, What shakes tehmins even more is the cruelty meted out by Heer’s son, who, even upon knowing all her sufferings, refuses to let go of his wild greed for power which came to him after Pir’s demise and further traumatizes her his way.


Durrani’s second book, A Mirror to the Blindis the biography of Abdul Sattar Edhi[22] who was Pakistan’s highly decorated social worker. This implies to all the women irrespective of any ethnic group.

Durrani denied she signed a contract vesting complete foreign rights with Mohsin rather than with herself and her estate. I really hope and pray that nobody has to go through the fate like the one ‘they’ or more specifically ‘she’ did.

The abuse this woman faced was just awful and made me mad enough to want to throw the book across the room. In the beginning Heer thought her to be an arrogant and vindictive person but later on it was she who was a great support of Heer in her struggle for justice as she herself was a victim of Pir Sain. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

I was becoming a woman. In the years after leaving her second husband, Khar, one prominent event was her hunger strike in against government corruption, and the newly coined term, ‘accountability’, came into being. Blasphemy,her maiden fictional venture is a dark tale of raw suffering and oppression.

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Maybe because I want to carry her off onto my shoulders or maybe I want stand infront of her grave forever. Set in south Pakistan, the novel inspired by a true story, is a searing study of evil; an uncompromising look at the distortion of Islam by predatory religious leaders. I obeyed whatever he would impose on me but there was now a difference.

Feb 28, Juana37 rated it really liked it. Once she decided to have the pleasure for herself, it ceased to be rape, she did it of her will! I was a soldier.