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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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Published by Penguin Books India Pvt. However, she feels trapped and suffocated in her loveless marriage and yearns for independence.

French Lover by Taslima Nasrin | Analysis of the major themes

The most dominant feeling that I experienced while reading this novel was: As it is expected this novel is based on woman. French Lover is the story of Nilanjana, a young Bengali woman from Kolkata who moves to Paris after getting married to Kishanlal, a restaurant owner.

I owned this book for quite some time now. The ending of the story give us a lot of room for thought and Neela’s conclusion will make us think for days.

Nila does not stand out all; she is more like a log of wood drifting aimlessly with the current. Sep 08, Reema added it Shelves: Love and affection seem to be the password for emotional attachmentand adjustment for a happy married life.

Author had tried very hard to portray a boldstrong minded girl.

French Lover – Taslima Nasrin – Google Books

You dont want to seriously waste ur time which i wasted so what happens next, her mother dies and taslimq inherit load of tadlima, instead of 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. Nilanjana or Nila as she is often called in the book, is a Bengali girl from Kolkata. Posted by Puru Apr 22, Bibliophile 2. A crucial function of CR was to connect the personal with the political.


French Lover ~ Taslima Nasreen

She also flies back to Calcutta after her mother’s death. Shewails from the periphery of the entire string of incidents. I have been a big fan of Taslima Ji all my life. Bold in concept and powerful in execution, French Lover is a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a woman’s mind as she struggles to come to terms with frencn identity in a hostile world.

The narrative is palatable, slightly insipid at times. She gets into relationships, first with another woman and then with a French man. The novel also has several cross-cultural insights but they too are stereotypical, shallow and repetitive.

Nasrin may be construedas justifying the frustration of Nila at her shabby treatment by Kishanlal and subsequentlyabandoning her husband. In the Western culture thewoman takes her relation ship with a man perhaps in a very light way and there is nobodyto talk about her.

May 20, subhash rated it really liked it.

After several heartaches, bre The blurb may lead one into expecting a typical south-asian-immigrant-problems narrative,sadly the book is anything but that. French Lover — A Novel Author: Funny how all women are portrayed as saints and all men short on character. On the other hand Taslima shows her as a well-read woman. But after all here also we see I don’t consider Neela as lver good contended woman falling in Love and intimate relationships. A Novel Author s: In one part of the book she is a timid Bengali girl with chapped lips, who judges people on the basis of their color.


It may be conciselysummed up as man-woman relationship in the context of marital and extra maritalrelationships.

Anyway, the takeaway from this book seems to be, for meat least, is don’t marry someone financially dependent on you, because they will have an inferiority complex about themselves, which they will might use to put the blame on their significant other in case you give your opinion to them.

She has written it to aptly,so well.

The view of French psyche through a Bengali’s eyes and vice versa is done in a deep as well as in a relatable way. Unable to make much of herself and her life, Nila is suddenly called back home because her mother is dying. Coming from Taslima Nasrin, i didn’t expect anything like this.