Born into one of Pakistan’s most influential families, Tehmina Durrani was raised in the privileged milieu of Lahore high society and educated at the same school. Tehmina Durrani, a Pakistani English authoress, in her autobiography My Feudal Lord describes her traumatic marital life with Gulam Mustafa Khar, an important. 20 Jul Titled My Feudal Lord, and described on the cover of the Corgi edition With her politically explosive story to tell, Tehmina Durrani was in need.

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Then what makes this book so interesting? I’m just too naive to comment on any of this. She strives against all odds to escape all forms of essential categorizing that render the subaltern or minority woman both the victim and unwilling perpetrators of damning stereotypical metaphors both by Eurocentric imperialism and the patriarchal tenets of her Islamic society, the power politics in Pakistani Government and the social ethos of Pakistani marital life.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or derived from. Otherwise I would not have done away with what he loved most about me. Tehmina is physically ravaged by the wounds he inflicts as she is still recovering from surgery. If he can treat his own women this way, how will he treat the nation? Archived from the original on 5 May When this book was first published it shook Pakistani society to its foundations.

My Feudal Lord

I’m proud of Tehmina for sta I had watched this tv show “mera Saeen” which is loosely based on this novel, so I had an idea what the fejdal was about.

She was not allowed to think, and her perceptiveness became the danger, only her surrender to lethargic stupidity and active denial was protecting the shoddy structure of her marriage.


Comic Wisdom – by Sabir Nazar November Unexplored Territory Moving On. There is politics involved, whch shouldn’t come as a surprise because she married a politician, afterall. In the book she deals with the fact that Pakistani elites are chauvinistic people including her own father who earlier use give into his demanding, high nose wife.

Durrani has shown in an undaunted way that every woman has her identity and individuality. The only really interesting aspect of the book was the puzzling fact that such a maniacal lunatic with no discernible education or qualifications managed to tehminx away with seven marriages, countless badly treated children, and still be a hero and successful politician to “the people” of his country.

While exposing the personality of her feudal lord, Tehmina has revealed more of her complex personality and twisted mind. Amazed at the public image and support built by Tehmina around herself, he raves with jealousy and does not acknowledge all her efforts in his release from jail and, on the surrani front resumes his illicit relationship with his sister- in- law Adila.

Though her accounts of Mustafa Khar are generally perceived as false accusations Some say it’s too depressing to be trueI rather found it easy to relate lorf Durrani as a real women.

Being a life story, this book is bound to be judged not by its writing style or the author’s literary skills, but by the surmised virtues of the characters involved. Jul 26, Qurat rated it it was ok Recommended to Qurat by: Tehmina was badgered and was declared inadequate by the womanly standards of her mother. It turned out to be a surprisingly interesting read both in terms of narrative technique and content.

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Feuda, material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or derived from. So if some exaggeration is necessary to jolt the reader’s sensibility to the horror and helplessness of a woman utterly trapped in a foul marriage, then I am glad dhrrani was done: For fourteen years, Tehmina suffered alone, in silence. Dutrani of you is lying.

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Mustafa tries desperately to prevent the termination of their marriage because she is the sole means of his release from jail. Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Edhi’s home and accompanied him on his visits.

I think this crippled self-esteem, if not entirely, became the reason of her further suffering. He was relentless in discussing and introducing new ideas in politics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Friday, 09 Nov Today’s Paper Advertise. Were her ‘Islamic prayers’ not disturbed when she broke her own home and the heart of her first husband Anees? She began an affair with Mustafa, even when they both had spouses. This is granted, and after the legal separation, Tehmina decides to cut her hair thereby sending a message to Mustafa that she will never return to him, as he had been besotted with her beautiful hair and the act of cutting it is symbolic of her cutting him out her existence.

I will try to get her book and read it.