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My Girlhood: An Autobiography

Taslima Nasrin (Author) Gopa Majumdar (Translator)
Synopsis "Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin’s first major work in exile, My Girlhood is a sensitive retelling of her growing up as part of an extended family in Bangladesh and erstwhile East Pakistan. The pictures emerge like flashes from a colourful kaleidoscope, creating a brilliant image as the author moves back and forth between her own life and that of a fledgling nation. A child like innocence and freshness pervades her sharp observations of Bangladeshi society with its class discriminations and bias, its blatant gender disparities and growing religious orthodoxy and intolerance. Her account is as much a personal record as it is a chronicle of political events in the life of nation. Nasrin’s writing, as she herself, remains rooted in her native land, springing from the very soil and air of Bangladesh, and it is this knowledge of her rootedness, perhaps, that impels her to look back to the first 13-14 years of her life in Mymensingh."
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About the author

Gopa Majumdar

Gopa Majumdar has translated several works from Bengali to English, the most notable of these being Ashapurna Debi’s Subarnalata and Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay’s Aparajito, for which she won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001. She has translated several volumes of Satyajit Ray’s short stories and all of the Feluda stories for Penguin Books India.

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Title My Girlhood: An Autobiography
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kali for Women
Language: English
isbn 818670633X
length vi+324p., 23cm.