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Blasphemy: A Novel by Tehmina Durrani. Read online. 'Blasphemy' is an enticing maiden novel by Tehmina Durrani. Angry and courageous in outlook, the novel places Durrani among the foremost writers of the. 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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Set in south Pakistan, the novel inspired by a true story, is a searing study of evil; .. Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani's novel about the exploitation at the hands of. Blasphemy: A Novel [Tehmina Durrani, Tehmina Durrani] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Here is a beautiful woman who was forced into. Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author, artist, and activist on women's and children's rights. Her first book, "My Feudal Lord".

It is a tragic and an utterly shocking story which unveils the ugly faces of people in power. The book is set in South Pakistan and depicts male domination of the highest order, tyranny in its crudest form and religious fundamentalism at its extreme. It brings forth the easy distortion of Islam by the hypocrite and predatory so-called religious leaders. The descriptions are awfully repulsive and the very thought that several thousands of women, even today, are subjected to this sort of life, is enough to give you shivers. The protagonist, Heer, is like any other teenager having her own dreams and aspirations.

Throughout his life, Peer Sain exploited the weak and ignorant people in the name of Allah and Islam. Anyone who dared to raise his voice against the system was crushed in a way that served as an example for other people to never question the authority of the Peer's ancestral Shrine in future.

Only those who meekly surrendered to the wishes of Peer were said to be loyal Muslims. Ignorance was the foundation of their system and was hence enforced at any cost. Taking advantage of burqa to present his wife to his friends as a whore, making his wife abort her child to make sure he is not devoid of pleasure in any way, molesting little girls, killing his own son as he makes the Peer's position in the society vulnerable, satiating his sexual hunger with any girl in vicinity, not sparing even his own daughter.

The acts were gross, the crimes were gory and the emotions too disturbing to be imagined being even close to reality. A parasite nibbling on the Holy Book, he was Lucifer, holding me by the throat and driving me to sin each and every night.

He was the rapist of orphans and the fiend that fed the weak. But over and above all this, he was known to be the man closest to Allah, the one who could reach Him and save us. Life was so difficult for her that at many instances she had no other choice than to join hands with this Satan. Her only motive in life was Survival. Heer realized that to fight in this world of evil she had to be more evil.

There was no way out but to keep spinning this endless poisonous loop until either the tormenter or the tormented gives up his hope on survival.

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