Lajja is the story of the Dutta family; Suranjan Dutta, a Bengali Hindu, lives in Dhaka with his father Sudhamoy, mother Kironmoyee, and sister. Lajja (Shame) is the live depiction of the ethnic cleansing in Bangladesh. The Dutta family living in Bangladesh all their lives refused to live the country in spite of. Directed by Dayal Acharya. With Haradhan Bannerjee, Raja Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Rajatabha Dutta.

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Sudhamoy, seorang dokter yang turut berjuang memerdekakan Banglades dari Pakistan, tak pernah menyangka bahwa nasibnya akan menjadi seburuk itu di negeri tercintanya.

It definitely made me think about nationality, religion, communalism, what it means to be human, and of course, shame. Frankly, I was bored stiff by this book. Maybe I am just not the right audience.

That time it was sounding like a total fiction to me. Bagi umat yang mengaku diri mereka Muslim yang dengan niatan balas dendam atas hancurnya sebuah masjid di negara lain, menghancurkan kuil-kuil hindu, menjarah toko-toko milik orang Hindu, menjarah rumah, menculik gadis-gadis, dan memerkosanya.

Language, culture, and history on the other hand were able to create the foundation on which to build a sense of nationality.

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Fiction Books Sjame Fiction Brand: And so, if you are wise enough to adhere my summons, then it is high time we replace priests with bartenders. Lajja dalam bahasa Bangladesh berarti malu ,novel fiksi yang bersumber dari fakta yang nyata tentang 13 hari kehidupan keluarga Sudhamoy di Bangladesh yang penuh teror dan ketakutan.


Religious fatwas for her bold critique against religious fanatics. To ask other readers questions about Lajjaplease sign up. There are a lot of facts and figures shown by author, might in intention of showing the effect of this shameful event, but it is the thing, which takes away the charm from the book’s content and its motto, it gets iterative and sometimes even boring.

But secularism in the new found nation was a grey line, or it became one over time, with the declaration of Islam as state religion and rapid Islamisization of institutions.

One thing I really admired was how she had handled the issue rape. You feel the loss of a character that at first, seemed kinda extra, but leaves a heavy impact on your mind. Sudhamoy puts his lajja at stake for what he believes and it aggravated me so much to read the book through his lens.

Through the thoughts and words of the hero, she subtly addressees shamd politics of language, how the streets and institutions were renamed, and how the ones that retained their old Hindu names were reduced to acronyms. I had been looking forward to reading author Taslima Nasrin ‘s Lajja since a very long time, and once I read it, I realised why it is banned in Bangladesh, but appreciated all over the world. In an article in the Scroll, Nasrin clearly states that ”’Lajja’ reminds Bangladesh that it failed to protect Hindus”.

Hanya manusia yang punya ras dan kelompok. Dengan kepongahan mereka menjadi hakim, mengadili keyakinan orang lain tak jarang dengan memakai cara-cara kekerasan.

Islam fundamentalis konon menghalalkan darahnya. Although I also had an Uncle who had another attractive, practical and secular idea as to what should be done to disputed shzme and if you were to extend the idea a little, it will solve all religious problems at once – his idea was to build a pub in that place, and both Hindus and Muslims would drink in the pub in complete communal harmony.


Dan bahwa itu artinya Indonesia bukan hanya milik satu golongan atau satu agama saja, meski itu agama mayoritas rakyat di sini. Masjid Babri di Shsme, India.

Lajja “Shame”

It was the eleventh day of riot in Bangladesh, i. Communal riots is a term residents of South Asia know very well, and fear as well. At every step in the novel, she is portrayed as an ideal wife who serves the family and makes all possible sacrifices to keep the family going. Suranjan can no longer look at any Muslim without suspicion.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Negeri dengan persoalan yang mirip dengan kita adalah India.

These are my views, others might like it based on their choices. This site uses cookies. That we have no lajja. Misalnya saja yang baru-baru ini berlangsung, yaitu penutupan sejumlah gereja bangunan yang dipakai sebagai gereja oleh sebuah kelompok fundamentalis Islam. Namun kalau lebih diresapi, buku ini sebenarnya tidak menghina Islam.