Every religion oppresses women. I talk about the Koran because I know this book best. It allows for torture and other mistreatment, especially for women. And I despise the Sharia laws. They cannot be changed. They must be thrown out, abolished.
I was well acquainted with the Calcutta literary circle since I was 17, when I lived in Bangladesh and published and edited a little magazine called 'Sejuti,' for which young poets from both Bengals wrote. If you look at my life, there is no question of using anyone for anything. I have only got banned, blacklisted and banished.
It is unfair to label me anti-Islam. I am an atheist and a secular humanist. Taslima Na
It is unfair to label me anti-Islam. I am an atheist and a secular humanist.
I have been writing poetry since 1975. My first poetry book was published in 1986.