Words matter. These are the best Taslima Nasrin Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Sheikh Hasina’s government is one of the best Bangladesh has ever had. She is taking action against fundamentalists. But even she refused to let me return. I don’t think I can ever return home.
The focus of my research is how secular movements originated in West Asian countries and subsequently changed to pan-Islamic movements. The role of Western countries in this aspect is also a part of the research.
Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!
I have had fatwas issued against me, some three in Bangladesh and another five in India. I will not be cowed by these threats and shall fight for my rights.
It is unfair to label me anti-Islam. I am an atheist and a secular humanist.
I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.
Women are oppressed in the east, in the west, in the south, in the north. Women are oppressed inside, outside home, a woman is oppressed in religion, she is oppressed outside religion.
Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.
I have been writing poetry since 1975. My first poetry book was published in 1986.
I studied in a medical college and qualified myself as a medical graduate.
I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law.
All I ever want is to return to either Bangladesh, my motherland, or India, my adopted home.
The fundamentalists are increasing. People, afraid to oppose those fundamentalists, shut their mouths. It is really very difficult to make people move against a sensitive issue like religion, which is the source of fundamentalism.