French Lover is the story of Nilanjana, a young Bengali woman from Kolkata who moves to Paris after getting married to Kishanlal, a restaurant. French Lover by Taslima Nasrin – book cover, description, publication history. French Lover by Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi author. Read this article to know more about the major themes in the novel. Read more on.

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The blurb leads one to expect that French Lover is fascinating glimpse into the workings of a woman’s mind, her struggle to come to terms with her own identity, a woman’s attempt to come to terms with a foreign culture. French Lover is her medium to convey her views onvarious sociological, political issues which encompass not only the fate of any nation butalso that of women everywhere.

French Lover is often termed as a feminist novel but I found it disappointing. Jan 15, Raichel Thomas rated it really liked it. Penguin Books India Release Date: The protagonist of this book is Nilanjana, who have her own set of rule for this society and want to live life on her own terms. The Glass Palace Amitav Ghosh. Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. Comparing her past and present brilliantly empathising on her freedom lovee independence.

She knows even the tiniest detail about Voltaire. She yearns for true love which she finds in India but actually falls for the First french guy who notices her. I could sit and finish it at one go. It shows the contemporary Asian societies where intimate relationships are rarely spoken.

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She was Shallow and completely foolish and she took pages to understand that and i read pages in a hope she will come to her senses. Pathetically enough, sex does not distinguish adaughter or a friend, Nasrin generalizes the plight of women by introducing variouswomen characters in parallel situations where in the experience of one woman happens tobe that of other women. No eBook available Amazon. After her mother’s death Nila has the option bt staying back in Kolkata or return to her aimless life in Tasloma.


But her road to self-discovery has only just begun I love the character of the woman protagonist here. Selected pages Title Page.

French Lover by Taslima Nasrin – Book Review

You frfnch want to seriously waste ur time which i wasted so what happens next, her mother dies and she inherit load of money, instead nasree being the thrive on independent and strong, she would fall for some other man and just do the things which didn’t wanted to do before.

All in all, in the name of strong independent woman deep inside Nila was as imprisoned as a Bu woman, projecting her naive fantasies and resentments on men. I couldn’t find a reasoning behind calling Benoir selfish.

Women have faced identitycrisis, but the crisis seems to occur mostly because of the control men exercise overwomen. On the other hand, Nasrin also shows her as a educated woman with a degree in Bengali Literature. From Gare du Nord to Gare dausterlitz.

She is so confused, so much immature and she was everything which i don’t like in a woman. Although this is a story nasreeh all about a girl and her freedom but somehow I’ve found the protagonist ‘Nila’ little confusing in herself.

Nasrin has written 40 books in Bengali, which includes poetry, essays, novels and autobiography series. A Novel Penguin books.

Mar 23, Bima Choudhury rated it it was ok Shelves: Her journey and bold moves on one hand make you feel very liberated but on the other, I found her unreasonable at times. The confusion, fights,additions to the story go on until Nila makes a decision which was long overdue.


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Jul 05, Prathap rated it it was ok. It has nothing to offer readers who are looking for serious feminist literature. Why did Nila dump Benoir? The protagonist of this book is Nilanjana, who have her own set of rule for this society and want to live life on her own terms.

The subordination of women under patriarchy is a common frdnch all over the. Sheetal Maurya Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. This may be like Nilanjana leaving her husband tolive with her friend or like Danielle leaving her father to live alone in the company offriends of her own.

Most of the story speaks the truth about the rudimentary lifestyle of an Indian homemaker and how any woman leading such a life can opt out of it on will. Her works have been translated in thirty different languages.

Taslima Nasrin’s French Lover: Self-actualisation

But destiny decides differently. Mar 03, Lakshmi Mohan rated it liked it. Though m not keen to read the book you reviewed, I must compliment you for bringing out the negative n positive sides both so well n straight fwd!

She started publishing prose in the early s, and produced three collections of essays and four novels before the publication of her novel Lajja Bengali: Benoir introduces Nilanjana to the streets, cafes and art galleries of Paris. Frrnch whole new world has been opened for Nila and she finds herself falling in love with Dupont. Mar 18, Manashree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: