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board meeting at the foundation for
women’s dignity and rights in Paris.
Taslima attended atheist convention in Cologne,
Germany 25-27 May
Taslima spoke at Reason Rally in
America. More than 20 thousand people
were there. 24 March
speakers were Richard Dawkins,
PZ Myers, James Randi…
Taslima spoke at American Atheist
Washington DC, USA. 25-26 March Review1,
Taslima’s book launch was banned in Kolkata,West Bengal, India.
of expression being gagged
honorary doctorate from Paris Diderot University, Paris, France
Conference at Paris University. My combat for equality.
Taslima addressed 500
students at theater d'Esch in Luxembourg. 3 May News
Honorary Citizenship from Esch, Luxembourg 3 May, News News
Debate on Burqa at theater
d'esch Program 4 May
Honorary Citizenshipship at Hotel de Ville, Metz, France 5 May
Reading poetry and prose at
Center Pompidou at Metz 5 May Opinion Opinion
Citizenship at Hotel de Ville, Thionville, 6 May News
and debate on feminism at Thionville. 6 May News
attended Blue Met Literary Festival in Montreal, Canada. 25 to 29 April News
Taslima gave lecture on Human Rights Film Festival ,
Geneva, Switzerland 10 March
received Doctorate Honoris Causa from UCL,
visited Barton College, N.C. as Woodrow Wilson fellow Nov 14-19 Nov
visited Brenau University in Georgia to teach classes Oct 4
visited Roger Williams University in Rhode Island Oct 17-22
Taslima Nasrin examine the intricate relations between Art
Civil discourse Lecture series Photo1 Photo2 Photo3
visited Elizabethtown college in Pennsylvania, USA as a Woodrow Wilson
fellow 13 to 18 September
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Taslima as a Carte Blanche attended
Luxembourg poetry festival. (Le Printemps des Poetes). European female poets were invited.
Taslima spoke in the Global Atheist Convention in
Melbourne, Australia ph-video
Opinion: Celebrating life beyond belief The
Australian / Sydney Morning Herald/The Age/Online opinion1/Online opinion2/Sydney Morning Herald article/Radio/Blog1/Blog2/Blog3/Blog4/Blog5/Blog6/Blog7/Blog8/Blog9/Blog10/Blog11/Blog12/Blog13/Blog14
1100 Italian writers and poets and intellectuals
wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi, chair person of Congress in India for Taslima.
attended the board meeting of PPR's foundation of Women's dignity and
rights, which gives 1 million Euros per year to improve the condition of
women. 25th of Nov, in Paris, France.
attened inauguration of a French book of articles on feminism called DES MOTS POUR AGIR. edited by Eve Ensler,
in Theater Michel, in Paris.France. 23rd of Nov.
and Human Rights organizations in Kolkata came out in protest to mark the second anniversary of
the day when Taslima was driven out of Kolkata, the city she has been settled
in since 2004. 20th and 22nd of Nov.
attended World Justice Forum in Vienna,
was honoured by the Mayor of Lyon in the Hotel de Ville ( City Hall) in Lyon.
She was given medal of the city, the highest honour of Lyon. 6Th of Nov.
was invited to inaugurate salon du livre ( book fair)
in Lyon, France on the 6th of November. She was also present during
inauguration of the book titled 'Femmes en resistance'. The preface of
the book was written by her. 6th of Nov.
Taslima received 'La Medaille d'honneur' of the city of
Taslima Nasreen au Salon du livre 2009
Gerard Collomb, the Mayor's blog -- 'Femme en resistance'
France 3 interview
Taslima is awarded Feminist press Crossing borders award by
Feminist press in USA. 22nd October, 2009
Taslima is invited in Italy to attend a poetry festival called 'absolute young poetry' in Udine and Monfalcone,. 6th to 10th
Messaggero Veneto, Lectio Magistralis,UAAR Ultimissime
went to India to see whether the Indian Government permits her to live in
India, her adopted home. But she was forced again by the Government to
leave India again.
is one of the poets in International poetry festival in San Francisco,
USA. 23 to 26 July,2009
Reading on the John Keraouac Alley
Taslima attended Napolopoesia, the poetry festival in Naples, Italy. 17-19 July, 2009
participated in a public discussion at Asian American writers workshop in New
York, USA. 24 June,2009
spoke at ''Scholars At Risk'' launch event in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 18 June, 2009
Paris honored Taslima Nasreen
at Maison de la poesie, the show was for an hour. French actor recited her
French, and other French poets recited their poems
they have written on Taslima. Paris, France. 8 June,2009
Taslima spoke in French leftist-secularist- seminar. Saint
Denis, France 4-5 April/2009
spoke in Global Progressive Forum in the European Parliament
in Brussels, Belgium. 2-3 April/2009
Prix Lilas committee honoured Taslima in Paris
was selected as one of the Woodrow Wilson visiting fellows in the
went to India to see whether she would be allowed to live there. Just after her
arrival she was asked by the Government to leave India. She was granted
the extension of her residence permit for India ( permission to
live in India) with a condition that she must not live in
gave lecture in Bloomington and Terre Houte
of Indiana University, USA
supported the French Foreign Ministry for cooperation's project of 20
million euro to help African Women.
attended 20th anniversary of Sakharov prize in
European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. 16-17 December.
attended 20th anniversary of French Republic's Human Rights Award
in Paris. 8-10 December.
supported Campaign against Sharia law in Britain.
Huit--a book of short stories supporting Millennium
Development Goals published in France
Devi calls for movement to bring back Taslima in Kolkata . 1st November
''A Year of Shame''
on the eve of one year of throwing out Taslima from Kolkata. .A
few reports on a year of
Shame and celebration of publishing a poetry book in Kolkata 19th,
Taslima attended the inauguration of the book
'HUIT NOUVELLES' with other writers and participated in a
debate in Strasbourg, France on 17th of November
A French TV interview. 16th November
attended the celebration of 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
at FNAC in Paris, France. 13 November
was invited by President Mikhail Gorbachev from World Political
Forum to attend the conference in Bosco Marengo, Italy to
talk about the Role of Civil society and Universality of Values. Mikhail
Gorbachaev showed his support towards Taslima. 6-7 November
Author given 'marching order', The
attended Festival against censorship in
16 -October 18, 2008
attended The Women's forum global meeting 2008
in Deauville, France.
Report: International Herald Tribune
8 to mid October, 2008
came to Delhi, India. She was not allowed to go to her home in
Kolkata. She was not even allowed to go to Kolkata only for 2 days to finally
leave her apartment and bring her valuable books and belongings. She was
forced to transfer all her stuff from Kolkata to Delhi. She was given the
extension of her residential permit for India with the condition that
she must leave India in a few days. She stayed in a friend's house
in Delhi and left some of her belongings in her friend's house and
some in a storage. She was forced to leave India once again with no hope
for future. The criminals who attacked Taslima and issued fatwa against her are
moving around freely but Taslima, a secular and humanist author is
getting punished for the crimes the Islamic fundamentalists
committed against her.
I love India, won't leave
Behave like a guest, Centre tells Taslima
Taslima returned to India
applied to the Bangladesh Government through Bangladesh Embassy in
Sweden to renew her Bangladesh passport. No answer as
usual. As a citizen of Bangladesh by birth she applied for 'no visa required'
stamp on her European passport. No response as usual. The
Bangladesh Government remains silent. The Government has been preventing
the author from entering her own country for 14 years.
I still dream of returning to India
Taslima has become Honour Citizen of Paris
/ Taslima Nasreen faite «citoyenne d’honneur» de Paris 7 July
Taslima attended 3rd world forum on Human Rights in Nantes
2nd-3rd July -recherché taslima
Taslima atteneded WALTIC conference in
La romancière bangladaise Taslima Nasreen réapparaît en
public en Suède
Taslima recieved Simone de beauvoir prize
Article Le Monde Taslima
Article le Figaro
liberation rechercher taslima
Article in ELLE
Article in Nouvel Obs
Taslima's new book DE MA PRISON is published in France
published by editions Philippe Rey
is homeless everywhere.
“The issue has tarnished India’s image abroad”,
On Taslima Nasreen. Mainstream
forced to leave India, her second home.
exit id s national shame
'I am half-dead, I cant take it anymore'
Academics fault Centre, West Bengal on Taslima issue
Intellectuals demand Taslima's citizenship /Muffled and gagged
Why is Taslima Nasreen a prisoner?
The former judge of the Supreme Court, V.R. Krishna Iyer,
in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Taslima's visa extended
and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi says Taslima Nasreen should
apologise 'with her hands folded' to the Muslims of India for hurting their
religious sentiments. Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen has been treated
virtually like an untouchable, ever since she was literally hounded out of
Kolkata - no political party has been willing to stick their neck out for
Taslima. -Times Now
meeting was held in Kolkata for bringing back Taslima. Eminent Bengali writer
Mahasweta Devi presided the meeting on 2nd
Demand for Dwikhandito
The Vanishing ( Bengali)
Taslima was forced to withdraw some parts
of her own book.
Unfortunate witch hunt
SOME PUBLISHED ARTICLES ****
Taslima withdraws controversial lines
from her book
We will continue to give shelter to Taslima
is forced to leave West Bengal on
22nd of Nov.
November . Protest to revoke Taslima's visa watch
to live under virtual House Arrest
KONO DESH NEI ( NO COUNTRY FOR WOMEN)
by Taslima is published. ( Riju Publishers, 00919836378327, 00919831104526,)
''We'll behead Taslima next time''
was attacked by the Muslim Fundamentalists in the city of Hyderabad,
Muslim Fundamentalists declared ''unlimited
reward'' on the head of Taslima.
Clerics bay for Taslima blood
Muslim organizations ( Milli Ittehad Parishad) are united to demand
Taslima's deportation and seizure of all her books.
Taslima wants fundamentalism tackled
Right to freedom lies with individual: Taslima
was honoured by Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 15 April
fight for rights of humanity: Taslima The HINDU
(PTI): Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen today said she was being persecuted
for fighting for the rights of humanity.
the 'Ananthapuri International Book Festival' here, Nasreen said she did not
want to shut her mouth on injustices against women. She also wanted India, the
country she adopted, to follow a uniform civil code.
a writer, she felt very safe in India and felt at home in Kerala.Taslima said
her only fault was that she had fought fo secularism and equality.
said she would continue the fight for rights of women. Forests Minister Binoy
Viswam inaugurated the book festival.
Times of India
Saturday, March 17, 2007
--- Nearly seven months after UP minister Haji Yakoob Qureshi raised a storm by
announcing a reward on the heads of two Danish cartoonists for lampooning the
Prophet, a little-known conservative Muslim group on Friday offered a Rs 5 lakh
bounty for the head of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen.
of the All India Ibtehad Council, Taqi Raza Khan ordered the elimination
(qatal) of the exiled novelist. The decision, he said, had full approval of All
India Muslim Personal Law Board (Jadid), a splinter group set up four years ago
in Bareilly. Jadid means new.
said he had declared a reward of Rs 5 lakh for anyone who killed the
"notorious woman". He claimed a core body of the board comprising 150
ulema, lawyers, retired IPS officers, doctors and professors had already passed
a resolution on Thursday to oust Nasreen from India. Khan enjoys wide support
among the Barelvi sect and the issue is likely to generate heat in coming days,
especially with assembly elections round the corner, observers said.
the decision be reconsidered? Only if "woh mafi mangey, apni sari kitabein
jalaye, aur tauba kare (she apologises, burns her books and leaves)," Khan
has Nasreen done to ruffle this body? "Yeh aurat behad badzuban hai, aur
Shariat par hamla karti rahi hai (this woman has a vicious tongue and has been
attacking the Shariat)," said Khan.
have been hearing that the Indian government is thinking of granting her
citizenship. The idea is repugnant to all God-fearing Muslims.
the government does not drive her out within 10 days, all hell will break
attended women's conference celebrating international
women's day, in London.