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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Nasrin has written 40 books in Bengali, which includes poetry, essays, novels and autobiography series. Biased by extreme feminism. You can read more about their work in Bangladesh and find out how to make a contribution here: We grow up and we just iin accepting things.

This groundbreaking book throws open a window on a world unknown to most Westerners. Martha rated it it was amazing Jul 15, May 05, Shibangi Roy rated it really liked it. Preview — Meyebela by Taslima Nasrin.

My Girlhood by Taslima Nasrin. Translated into English by Gopa Majumdar

It is worth reading autobiography. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 3 comments. Taslima opens her eyes to her past life. Dec 05, Sams is currently reading it. The book is very frank about her father and englsih.

Her growing awareness of the class discriminations, gender disparities, and growing religious orthodoxy and intolerance in her family and her rural village parallel the broader social and cultural upheaval emerging in the new nation, and foreshadow the growth of a feminist dissident courageous enough to defy the fundamentalist Muslim clerics.

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The only clues to this seemed to be where her family was residing at the time and who was the maid in their house. I was supposed to stay home to learn how to cook, to clean. I did find the second bio. Webarchive template wayback links Use mdy dates from September Orphaned articles from February All orphaned articles Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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I had an instant connection with the title because of the use of the language, which drew me closer. A book that shook me englishh my very core. Jun 17, Prabhat rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 11, Sornaly rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Everyone and especially my Bengali friends. If you have loads of ink and paper, print it out and read it I still have not read it: The book has been banned in Bangladesh because “its contents might hurt the existing social system and religious sentiments of the people.

Pen portraits of Her Doctor father, her simple mother, her brothers, mama, servants, religious teachers, people gathered for a festival of Eid are amaf to read. In terms of the writing style, I think Nasrin does a good job being consistent with narrators age.

Because of her thoughts and ideas she has been banned, blacklisted and banished from Bengal, both from Bangladesh and West Bengal part of India. Mar 03, Suram Pathiraja rated it it was amazing. I finished reading this book just as the first reports of the destruction left I thought this book was very well done. View all 6 comments. The Bengali term Meyebela means “girlhood”. Over enhlish, I feel sad for her and the experience she has had with Englissh society.


Growing up changes us so much How it all was and the way I used to think about about everything. Because it seemed so choppy, othertimes I wasn’t sure if a character was new or previously mentioned.

Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Refresh and try again. Nasrin was also sexually exploited by two of her family elders uncles. Many of the what Nasrins talks about is true, meyebea if I have not faced many of the prejudices myself, I know of people who have. See 1 question englsih Meyebela…. This page was last edited on 16 Januaryat Although throughout her girlhood Nasrin is characterized as being shy, she grows out of it by unbashfully coming out about the inner sufferings people in her society are too ashamed to divulge.

To ask other readers questions about Meyebelaplease sign up. By the end of the book, I really wished that I could have a chance to meet Taslima Nasrin and have a conversation with her, maybe ij get to know how she feels about her family members now.