world whose autobiography, the two-volume Amar Meyebela (‘My Girlhood’, English, like Arundhati Roy in The God of Small Things, or their. Amar Meye Bela By Taslima Nasreen. 7/18/ 5 Comments. Picture. Name: UTOL HAWA Writer:TASLIMA NASREEN Language: BANGLA File type: PDF. The Bengali title Amar Meyebela was translated in English as Meyebela, My Bengali Childhood: A Memoir of Growing up Female in a Muslim World The.

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Because it seemed so choppy, othertimes I wasn’t sure if a character was amwr or previously mentioned. The narration would rewind and fast-forward so many times that sometimes it would be difficult to decipher at which time in Nasrin’s upbringing it was occurring. I hope people who read this autobiography do not think that Bangladesh, the people of Bangladesh and its customs are horrible.

Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood by Taslima Nasrin

Likewise, her descriptions of Bangladeshi food and evenings spent languishing on rooftops left me anxious to go visit again soon. Refresh and try again.

Jun 17, Prabhat rated it really liked it Shelves: I think she has lost her relationship with many of her family members because she has spoken out about how she has felt as a child growing up. Sep 09, Lauren rated it really liked it. The sad truth is that a lot of the submissive customs are norms and submissiveness is expected from females. Nasrin has in this and in her other books written about women rights in Bangladesh: Sep 12, Kiersten rated it liked it.


I was supposed to stay home to learn how to cook, to clean. Aug 20, Swarnali rated it it was amazing. I thought this book was very well done. While somewhat depressing aren’t all memiors?

Jul 15, Martha rated it it was ok. Sep 10, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: They are taught for centuries that they are slaves of men. Mejebela up changes us so much Feb 12, Alfie Shuvro rated it really liked it. You can read more about their work in Bangladesh and find out how to make a contribution here: I want to read the rest of her autobiography but, since I am only limited to the language of English I can’t read all of her works.

Her father is described by Nasrin as rude and tyrannical. Honest, insightful, and interesting. At first it seems like a war-time story but you soon find out it’s not limited to just this time frame. It’s best to think the way a child thinks. As you may have heard, a devastating storm struck Bangladesh Nov 15th, leaving 3, people dead and over three metebela people displaced from their homes.

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Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood

A book that shook me to my very core. Taslima opens her eyes to her past life. Lists with This Book. She came and spoke to us about her book and her experiences. I finished reading this book just as the first reports of the destruction left I thought this book was very englisb done.


Came across at NYU library looking for Tagore books in english. Nasrin was also sexually exploited by two of her family elders uncles. Jan 09, Prashanti Debi rated it liked it. Jul 21, Hornet Stings rated it it was snglish. Other books in the series. Taslima Nasrin’s Autobiography 1. Anindya Bera rated it did not like it May 17, Want to Read saving…. Biased by extreme feminism. Taslima Nasrin revisits her early years — from her auspicious birth on a Muslim holy day to the threshold of womanhood at fourteen — in a small rural village during the years East Pakistan became Bangladesh.

She successfully expressed her feeling against senseless religious practices, against male dominating society. I felt so much hate and disappointment towards her; I don’t blame her for despising them.

Anirban Mukherjee rated it really liked it Aug 13, In the West, there are too englush eloquent apologists working to convince people of the fiction that women are not discriminated against in Muslim countries or that, if they are, it has nothing to do with religion.

Her works have been translated dnglish thirty different languages. Sometimes its so important to reveal the truth but so hard to digest. I did find the second bio. It’s honestly described child age story of Taslima Nasrin.