Thursday, February 4, 2010

Taslima Nasreen reiterates ''No Country for Women''

New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen is back with yet another book: a compilation of her works on the plight of women.

In ''No Country for Women'', a compilation of her best articles, the author has uninhibitedly talked of the condition of womenfolk, intending to ask them to come out of their shells and speak their mind.

The publisher of the book, Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd, has displayed the book in its stall at the ongoing 19th New Delhi World Book Fair.

''Nobody can hide from the fact that where there is Nasreen, there is controversy. We are meeting both fans and critics of her at the stall,'' Renu Kaul Verma, Publishing Director of the publishing house, told UNI.

Nasreen has strongly advocated women to bid adieu to their submissive attitudes and fight for their dues which are rightfully theirs but unfortunately not allowed.

She states, ''...behind the powdered faces of the elite society lies the stark reality where law is violated with impunity and where a woman is not regarded as a human being... she is a thing to be exploited, molested and raped....''

Sharing an incident that happened at the publishing house's stall yesterday, Ms Verma said, ''A person came to us and asked if we had any policy by which he can return the book. When asked the reason, he said he read the first two chapters of the book and could not digest it further.''

''Not everybody is able to handle her bold articulation and sharp presentation easily,'' she added.

Priced at Rs 245, the book has already sold more than 30 copies in two days. ''We are hopeful to find more readers and takers of the books till the fair ends and even later,'' Ms Kaul said.

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