Friday, February 10, 2006

From 'Shame' to 'Light'

What a book 'Lajja' is; I don't know if you will get the same effect if you read the translated work. But I enjoyed it, even though it repeatedly stresses the injustice meted out to the Hindus in Bangladesh with statistics and facts after facts; the narration and the climax is just too good.

Read very few books with this kind of ending except Marquez's A Hundred Years Of Solitude. Nasrin has a knack of keeping you interested through each page and making the reader feel the pathos, sorrow and angst of the characters, except when she is rattling the facts in a non stop stream.

Also read the poem 'Lead me to the light'.

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