Tehmina Durrani, a Pakistani English authoress, in her autobiography My Feudal Lord describes her traumatic marital life with Gulam Mustafa Khar, an important. My Feudal Lord: A Devastating Indictment of Women’s Role in Muslim Society [ Tehmina Durrani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a . My Feudal Lord [Tehmina Durrani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Born into one of Pakistan’s most influential families, Tehmina Durrani.

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Yet men are not made to endure endless blows for these faults. Was that judgement reached by the author not giving any facts? I can’t say I liked this book or I hated tehmins, it’s someone’s life after all and I don’t think I have the right to declare it ‘good’or’ bad’ based on this book.

And when you eventually warm up to her, or vurrani sorry for herwhich you do by the time you’re halfway through the book, you can’t help but think of Tehmina as a person you know; a friend who has made my feudal lord by tehmina durrani few mistakes, and really, really, want her to stand up for herself.

But when I read this extraordinary book in 90s, I was irritated more by Durrani’s consistently bad behavior before and after her marriage than by the crazy feudal landlord. The spirit is crushed.

Tehmina Durrani

She may have tried to throw much blame feuadl others, but it is not entirely ill-founded, as all but the most fortunate or, shall I say, naive women know who live in this society. Here at last was someone who had succeded in reconciling her faith in Islam with her ardent belief my feudal lord by tehmina durrani women’s rights.


Customers who bought this item also bought. It also depicts the Pakistani high society. People around her routinely described her abnormal. Login to write, follow your favourite authors, recommend stories that matter and more.

In the course themina time, Mustafa develops an incestuous relationship with Adila, his sister-in-law, which is subsequently discovered by Tehmina. YOU can’t read this book for enjoyment, this is not that kind of book.

I had watched this my feudal lord by tehmina durrani show “mera Saeen” which is loosely based on this novel, so I had an idea what the book was about.

Tehmina’s story, adapted now for western readers, provides extraordinary insights into the vulnerable position of women caught in the complex web of Muslim society. I was quite intrigued after reading back cover. It also exposes the Indian Political System. She eventually became the lorf wife of Mustafa Khar Eventually however his perversions dominate him and his lust for her resurfaces making him rape her in jail on his birthday.

There is politics involved, whch shouldn’t come as a surprise because she married a politician, afterall. She did give them up eventually. No one forced her. She expected what she was led to or wished to believe though most blindly.

Even she was responsible for ruining someone’s and her own marriage. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Love all the my feudal lord by tehmina durrani judgements on here against this woman blaming her because her husband was a conniving psychopath. Mustafa senses the futility of this attempt and feels that this feudwl group aiming at my feudal lord by tehmina durrani the Feudao Government will strengthen Zia and give him an excuse to eliminate all the supporters of Bhutto who were still in Pakistan.

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Book Review | My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani

This is the caveat Ms. Want to Read saving…. For more info, please see Terms. After this, the whole book seemed an exercise in self-indulgence.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The parents, the sisters are an awful mix of support and destruction. Amazed at the public image and support built by Tehmina around herself, he raves with jealousy and does not acknowledge all her efforts in his my feudal lord by tehmina durrani from jail and, on the domestic front resumes his illicit relationship with his sister- in- law Adila.

Her superstitious visions, believe in perpetual conspiracies, periods of extreme religiosity and extreme emotional decisions, her artistic tendencies pointed out something about her abnormal mental state. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. It was written inmy feudal lord by tehmina durrani still it manages to win hearts today by portraying the partiality in Pakistani society, where Muslim patriarchs dominate the identity of women.

Feb 22, Yusra Hussain rated it really liked it. But the fact that she sur Having grown up in India, I have always been interested in things happening in Pakistan. Imagine waking up in the morning feeling happy and ready to take on the day.

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