Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi feminist author, human rights activist, and secular humanist, started writing in post-Independence Bangladesh. She has written more than thirty books of poetry, essays, novels, short stories, and memoirs. Some of her books have been translated into several languages. She became renowned as a poet, columnist, novelist, and an independent feminist in the late 1980s. However, she became controversial in the traditional Muslim society of Bangladesh for writing about women’s rights and religious fanaticism. The controversy grew when she talked about the Quran having to be revised.

Nasrin was born in a Muslim family in Mymensingh on 25 August 1962. Her father was Dr Rajab Ali and her mother Edul Ara. After completing her higher secondary education in 1978, she

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Citation: Islam, Rama. "Taslima Nasrin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 February 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14589, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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