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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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The protagonist of the story, Neela’s entry to a foreign land and her initial cultural shock is portrayed brilliantly.

French Lover by Taslima Nasrin | Analysis of the major themes

No eBook available Amazon. The character of Nila has been sketched so poorly, that you cannot exactly understand her till the end. A woman’s search for love and independence in a strange city far away from home French Lover is the story of Nilanjana, a young Bengali woman from Kolkata who moves to Paris after her marriage to Kishanlal, a restaurant owner. She moves to Paris fremch she marries Kishan Lal, a restaurant owner. In the end it offers nothing, the author has clearly relied on stereotypes, minimal research and zero creativity.

Another major character present in the book is Kishanlal, who is NRI but his mind is still in a cage of old sayings. No more no less than that. To ask other readers questions about French Loverplease sign up.

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This book is SO vague. In spite of being well-read, Narin’s protagonist comes across as a very confused, narrow-minded and high-handed person. French Lover by Taslima Nasrin. Apart from this there are many small characters which are wisely chosen by the writer.


The book is more of the author’s interpretations of how men are. Nasrin introduces Nila as anapostle of the liberation movement, advocating freedom from the tradition bound Indianwoman. Your email address will not be published. The writing flow is perfect and language used is super easy even the new reader will find it easy to understand. Unfortunately, the book is nothing like it. Though m not keen to read the book you reviewed, I must compliment you for bringing out the negative n positive sides both so well n straight fwd!

User Review – Flag as inappropriate it really touched my heart. Having said that, it is not boring, at least. Chaitali, Benoir and his wife tells about a woman who is willing to give her husband toanother woman for the sake of love.

Oct 27, Madhura rated it did not like it. What was she expecting some slaves who would obey her like a dog. Your email address will not be published. It is a question of whether a woman will be treated as an equal ever by a man. Although she was not happy with this decision, but she dreams a better, happier life in France.

Jan 30, Shashikant Muktyar rated it it was ok. The girl marries Kishanlal with thousands of hopes and dreams: Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri. After reading famous and controversial novel ‘Lajja’ I seen this book in a rack of the library so quickly picked it up. Account Options Sign in. It actually speaks the mind of a contemporary, educated and independent Indian girl desperately seeking her place in the world.


As it is expected this novel is based on woman. Her works have been translated in thirty different languages. Also, all her knowledge seemed to have wasted as she could not prevent a few avoidable mistakes.

She wanted to earn on her own and be equal, when she couldn’t take any more burden she would just leave him. French Lover is often termed as a feminist novel but I found it disappointing.

French Lover

nqsreen They will just see it what they want to see. In my point of view “you have just written whatever came to your mind.

Selected pages Title Page. Benoir introduces Nilanjana to the streets, the cafes and the art galleries of Paris.

But her road to self-discovery has only just begun. Coming from Taslima Nasrin, i didn’t expect anything like this. The novel also has several cross-cultural insights but they too are stereotypical, shallow and repetitive.

She is immediately swept of her feet by this handsome french man as he introduces her to the various cafes, bookstores and art galleries of Paris.