(Lajja is the story of the Dutta family; Suranjan Dutta, a Bengali Hindu, lives in Dhaka with his father Sudhamoy, mother Kironmoyee, and sister Nilanjana. To Suranjan, Bangladesh is his motherland; he was born here, got educated here, and made friends here. In spite of millions of Hindus from Bangladesh going away to India in search of peace and safety, the Duttas are unwavering in their decision to stay back regardless of all the odds. They stayed here through the partition in 1947, through the Independence struggle in 1971, and even when Bangladesh became an Islamic state in 1978.
When the Babri masjid is Demolished in India on 6th December, 1992, the ripples are felt in Bangladesh too. This incident takes a communal turn due the vested interests of the communalists and religious extremists, and leads to mass genocide and religious persecution of the Hindus, and in turn causing a mass exodus of Hindus into India. But again, the men of the Dutta household decide to stay back despite the persistent requests of the women. Will they stay safe this time? Or will they become prey to the communal elements? Will their motherland treat them as her children? Or will she drink their blood? ) #bookalicious #bookstagram #booksofinsta #bibliophile #taslimanasrin #instareads #bookclub