The Taslima Nasrin Controversy And Feminism In Bangladesh: A Geo-Political And Transnational Perspective

  • Habiba Zaman Simon Fraser University
Keywords: Bangladesh, Human Sexuality, Religious fundamentalism, South Asia


Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi writer, attracted international attention in 1994 when an obscure religious fundamentalist group issued a fatwa sentencing her to death and demanding her trial on charges of blasphemy. This paper discusses the Nasrin controversy in the context of post-colonial religious fundamentalism, communalism, and feminist issues in South Asia.