Behind the Burqa:Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom. 1. Auflage. Batya Swift Yasgur
Burq Off! is an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a British Pakistani girl trying to find herself in a world of conflicting norms. Nadia was raised as a cultural yo-yo, bouncing between the expectations of her conservative Muslim family and her saucy British school friends. Love, lies, a burqa, and a bikini. Nadia has no idea who she is, but she´ll try anything to find out. Purchase the audiobook, and hear Nadia perform her 21 different characters. Nadia´s very own father reads stage directions. At the end you´ll discover a special Q & A between Nadia and her father in which they discuss, life, love, and his opinions about this very personal show. www.nadiapmanzoor.com ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Parvez Manzoor, Nadia Manzoor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076191de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If we analyze the history of Ancient India, Mughal era and British rule, we may find tremendous changes in the society, moreover in the conditions of women in the society. As the period of Vedic Era passed by, the culture of Gurukul and debate vanished completely. While studying the British rule we find that there were so many malpractices in the society either in the name of religion or considering the safety of women. It is very difficult to find out the exact starting point of such malpractices and to reach the first victim but it is believed that all this happened due to Mughal and British atrocities on Indians which gave birth to social insecurity, particularly of a woman. Some of these malpractices like burqa, veil, western culture etc were introduced in this country with the entry of invaders which are still not fit in these climatic conditions, here in India. It was because of safety concerns that woman became victim of illiteracy, again because of safety and dowry concern - a girl is being killed during pregnancy and yet again because of such a poignant condition of women, the society is lacking on moral and ethics as the first teacher of a child, the mother is barred to participate in progression of the civilization. Apart from these, there are so many issues, like eve-teasing, molestation, kidnapping etc, which she faces daily at different places, in different situations. The book ´´LIFE IN SHACKLES´´ does not only feature the ordeal of a woman but is about the fact that she needs some freedom, some liberty, some support to continue her role as the foundation stone of civilization. She is not just made for the purpose of use and throw. She needs self-esteem and self-consciousness too. I hope that the readers will find the stories in line with this introduction and would think seriously on the issues listed in the book in various stories. However, the progressive women has already started their movement against these social evils like illiteracy, unemployment, gender inequality, burqa, veil, Halala, polygamy, triple divorce etc, it's our duty to participate in the revolution of positive change for the betterment of the society.
Born in Britain, Saira Shah was inspired by her father´s dazzling stories to rediscover the now lost life their forebears knew for 900 years within sight of orchards, snow-topped mountains, and the minarets of Kabul. This is Saira, part sophisticated and sensitive Western liberal, part fearless (even fierce) life-gulping Afghan, falling in love with her ancestral myth, chasing Afghanistan. Saira, at 21, becoming a correspondent at the front during the war between the Soviets and the Afghan resistance. Then Saira, self-imprisoned in a burqa, risking her life to film ´´Beneath the Veil´´, her acclaimed record of the devastation of women´s lives by the Taliban. Saira discovering her extended family, discovering a world of gorgeous family ritual, of community, of male primacy, of arranged marriages, finding at last the (now war-ravaged) family seat, discovering at last what she wants and what she rejects of her compelling heritage. Language: English. Narrator: Saira Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001083de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.