Taslima Nasrin's book, Lajja, provides a glimpse of anti-Hindu riots which erupted in parts of Bangladesh, soon after the demolition of Babri Masjid in India on 6 December 1992. The book subtly indicates that communal feelings were on the rise, the Hindu minority of Bangladesh was not fairly treated, and secularism was under shadow. Taslima now lives in exile in India after receiving death threats from many extremist Islamic organisations in Bangladesh.
In this photo: Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin addresses journalists during a press conference in a FNAC bookstore in Marseille, November 29th. Reuters