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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The relationship ends when Nilanjana realizes that Benoir’s first priority is himself and not the woman he loves, and that her need for him has ended.

Its gives people wrong perceptions about both men and women. Her works have been translated in thirty different languages. The relationship ends when Nilanjana realises that Benoir’s first priority is himself and not the woman he loves, and that her need for him has ended.

French Lover ~ Taslima Nasreen

She finds her new life suffocating and yearns to escape from this loveless marriages. Pathetically enough, sex does not distinguish adaughter or a friend, Nasrin generalizes the plight of women by introducing variouswomen characters frnch parallel situations where in the experience of one woman happens tobe that of other women.

My library Help Haslima Book Search. Comparing her past and present brilliantly empathising on her freedom and independence.

It is at this point that she meets Benoir Dupont, a blond, blue-eyed handsome Frenchman, and is swept off her feet.

French Lover by Taslima Nasrin – Book Review – Halo of Books

But as her journey into the life proceeds, she realizes is that this is not naseeen she wants from life, that there is more to be discovered. French Lover — A Novel Author: The way the protagonist claims her personal freedom towards the c A good one!!


Nila, a typical Calcutta woman in her 20s, arrives in France to be with her newly-wed husband Kishanlaal who runs two restaurants at Paris. The brave one does not want to make a compromise and comes out of the shackles of theunion.

May 12, Ashani Hettige rated it really liked it. Funny how all women are portrayed as saints and all men short on character. Selected pages Title Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

But, in Calcutta, if a woman flirts with a man her life is considered to bedoomed and there will be no man to marry her and that is why a man like Kishanlal hashad to travel from France to marry the girl Nila when Sushanta jilted her. Jan 28, Anamica marked it as kroyanns I loved this one and reminded me a lot of the writings by Madhavikutty.

It may be conciselysummed up as man-woman relationship in the context of marital and extra maritalrelationships. Paris in a Trance. Jun 17, Shirvani rated it did not like it. Dumdum to Charles de Gaulle.

I have re read this several times.

She makes agood profit in her trade of selling plate, jewellery, incense etc. In her passionate, sexually liberating relationship with Benoir, she finally begins to have an inkling of her own desires. I did not find anything extraordinary about the story. She wanted to earn on her own and be equal, when she couldn’t take any more burden gaslima would just leave him.

It may be not necessarily from unknown men but the men of their own familyand men who happened to be their friends. I have been taaslima big fan of Taslima Ji all my life.


It is a universal fact that the tradition and custom of any nation demands marriageas the legitimate institution to organize a family, the core part of which is centralized in aman and his wife. After reading famous and controversial novel ‘Lajja’ I seen this book in a rack of the library so quickly picked it up. But this one was a disappointment for me.

Monique Mathew, the French citizen turned Indian,after marrying an Indian, travels from France to India in the hope of living with herloving husband forever. In her passionate, sexually liberating relationship with Benoir, she finally begins to have an inkling of her own desires. The subordination of women under patriarchy is a common subject all over the. This is the End.

But after all here also we see Paris is the “City of love”: Benoir can sense that Nila is like a reckless refugee. Most of the story speaks the truth about the rudimentary lifestyle of an Indian homemaker and ho Taslima Nasrin is as usual bold and unflinching with her words and accounts, there is no nasfeen and there naereen no hiding.

On the other hand, Nasrin also shows her as a educated woman with a degree in Bengali Literature. As it is expected this novel is based on woman. Paris in a Trance.