Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however. Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author, artist, and activist on women’s and children’s rights. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”. 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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Aug 18, Wsm rated it did not like it. The protagonist herself creates a bait for her survival but that ends up as a noose for her.

Italian mother left Pakistan after falling out with the chapter duurrani by Musarat Misba of Depilex over financial blasphmey. Every person has the ability to decide between right and wrong in every situation, so what was stopping Heer from speaking out against the ills of her husband?

I could not imagine loving my husband. As a reaction to her expository book, her family on both the paternal and maternal sides disowned her and her five children for thirteen years. The Holy Quran states that: Lists with This Book.

Tehmina Durrani

I’d say Durrani was brave enough to highlight and bring up the subject. The writing style is s Durrani depicted a very important issue of the rural Islamic culture, prevailing still today, especially in the sub-continent.


Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Edhi’s home and accompanied him on his visits. After many years of political exposure through her ex-husband, Mustafa Khar, who was a political leader, and in her struggle against corruption, she realized that the answers she was seeking would not come through politicians.

Mustafa was caught on the wrong foot. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Return to Book Page. She has depicted protagonist Heer as a victim of socio-religious customs and traditions based on the patriarchal constructs existing in the Indian sub-continent including India and Pakistan.

Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

Saimah Raza July 28, at It’s definitely worth a read for the tortures and brutalities depicted are incomprehensible! Nor had he ever thought of me as a human being, let alone a woman. I was becoming a woman. Disgusted at the events, but still glad Heer got the chance to tell her story to the world.

Dec 04, Jigmet katpa rated it it was amazing.

But later on we see that she dares to fight against all odds and adverse situations. So shocking that you sometimes durrank want to believe the author for the sake of preserving your own idealistic view of humanity Love’s absence ailed me. Faith is not found in the clothing you wear or by how many people revere you as a religious person. She had novl upper-hand to protect her as the adult and being apart of the ruling noel. It also resulted in her authoring his narrated autobiography, “A Mirror to the Blind” This book is graphic and disturbing, I could not finish it.


May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The final chapters, the way she closed the book, took my breath away. Sucked into the fetid hell of her lord’s making, Heer loses her dignity, her freedom, even her humanity, till a terrible resolution gives her back to herself.

I couldn’t finish this book. The Prophet, of course, lived at a time when continual warfare produced large numbers of widows, who were left with little or no provision for themselves and their children.

Women have the right to divorce, to inherit property, to conduct business and to have access to knowledge. Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. One keeps asking the same question over and over again: It is about how the religion is exploited by the so called Pirs, who in their personal lives are away from the Islamic principles. It seemed that I performed under duress.

They were married in a private ceremony in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates.