Taslima Nasrin (also Taslima Nasreen, born 25 August 1962) an award-winning writer , physician,feminist, secular humanist , and human rights defender is known for her powerful writing on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death. In India, Bangladesh and abroad, Taslimas fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir have topped the best-sellers list . Taslimas works have been translated in 30 different languages . Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. Because of her thoughts and ideas, she has been banned , blacklisted, and banished from Bengal, both from Bangladesh and West Bengal part of India .
Nasrin was born to Dr. Rajab Ali and Edul Ara in the town of Mymensingh. Her father was a renowned physician, and a professor of Medical Jurisprudence in Mymensingh Medical College, also at Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka and Dhaka Medical College. Taslima studied medicine and became a physician.From a literary profile as a poet in the early 1970s, she gained global attention by the beginning of 1990s owing to her essays and novels with feminist views and criticism of what she characterizes as all misogynistic religions including Islam.Taslima has been living in exile since 1994. After living more than a decade in Europe and the United States, Taslima moved to India in 2004, but was banished from the country in 2008, although she has been staying in Kolkata, India on a resident permit long-term, multiple-entry or X visa since 2004.She advocates freedom of thought and human rights by publishing, lecturing, and campaigning. She has been unable to return either to her home in Bangladesh or to her adopted home of West Bengal, India.