Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin is a Bangladeshi writer, feminist, secular humanist, and human rights activist. Most famous for her feminist writings, Nasrin has been living in exile since 1994, when she was expelled from Bangladesh for the publication of Shame (Lajja) which was critical of Islam. Her works include My Bengali Girlhood, All About Women, Fallen Prose of A Fallen Girl, The Opponent, Tell Him The Secret, Shame Again, and Getting Even. Nasrin has been the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence, the Simone de Beauvoir Prize, and an honorary doctorate from the American University of Paris, among many other important recognitions.