Top 10 Quotes by Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin

Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.

Taslima Nasrin
I want to live in Kolkata; I don't want to live in Europe - I can't write there. I write in Bengali, and I need to be surrounded by the Bengali language and culture.
Taslima Nasrin

I have lectured at the U.N. and travelled widely, giving lectures on human rights and gender inequalities in universities. But this is a life I do not wish to live. I don't want to be a showcase, I want to be in a battlefield where I can stand beside the oppressed and the poor.

Taslima Nasrin
Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!
Taslima Nasrin

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.

Taslima Nasrin
I don't find any difference between Islam and Islamic fundamentalists. I believe religion is the root, and from the root fundamentalism grows as a poisonous stem. If we remove fundamentalism and keep religion, then one day or another fundamentalism will grow again. I need to say that because some liberals always defend Islam and blame fundamentalists for creating problems. But Islam itself oppresses women. Islam itself doesn't permit democracy and it violates human rights.
Taslima Nasrin

Among all the 'awards' that I have hitherto collected, I consider the title of 'patita' or 'fallen woman' to be the highest. This is an achievement of my long-struggling life as a writer and as a woman.

Taslima Nasrin
If any religion allows the persecution of the people of different faiths, if any religion keeps women in slavery, if any religion keeps people in ignorance, then I can't accept that religion.
Taslima Nasrin

When Bangladesh refused to renew my passport, I used U.N. travel documents. You can't disown your country.

Taslima Nasrin
It is unfair to label me anti-Islam. I am an atheist and a secular humanist. Taslima Nasri