Nari by Humayun Azad

Nari by Humayun Azad

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Nari by Humayun Azad is the most popular article book. Nari by Humayun Azad was published in 2008 by Agamee Prakashani. A vast book, an important book, Humayun Azad’s take on the patriarchy. Overlong, unnecessarily repetitive but a must-read. The author has drawn a lot from Simone de Beauvoir and Kate Millett, the views of the latter I found very poignant and entices me to search for her bestseller, Sexual Politics, which was originally her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University and is considered “a seminal influence on second-wave feminism.” Azad has launched a scathing attack on Victorian duplicity about women’s position in society and has not spared the ‘love’ shown for Patriarchy by Rousseau, Tennyson, and Tagore et al.

An extended study of the misconceptions of Freudian thought is also presented. Sexism against women, though eternally portrayed as natural since antiquity, is shown, in detail, to be a socio-political phenomenon and Man’s desire to rule over ‘the second sex.’ The book was banned three years after its publication in 1992 and only became available after a Higher Court ruling that declared the ban illegal in 2000. One wonders, how long this book will remain in print considering the current sway of Bangladesh society towards religiosity. The book is dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest fighters against patriarchy and it is only apt that I share this quote from her, “Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, and only seeks to adorn its prison.”

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