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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Though I agree with some of the other reviews that the author comes off as insincere, I have to believe that most of what she claims is true, though possibly dramatized and exaggerated. Cursed with dark skin, she was forever ignored and psychologically led-down by her mother. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The reason I gave this book 4.

However her protests become feeble once she realizes that her family will not support her at all dugrani she can hardly hope to receive support from anyone else. Mj do not believe I have all the information to judge, though I think she was more than a little unwise in her decisions, lured by seduction and very likely by hunger for power.

There mj a lot of Pakistani politics discussed, which while digresses from the main domestic violence story, is still very interesting.


As a reaction to her expository book, her family on both the paternal and maternal sides disowned her and her five children for thirteen years. She told me she had it and could lend it to me.

He suffers from a number of disorders and needs to get treated.

Apr 15, Samreen rated it really liked it. Here at last was someone who had succeded in reconciling her faith in Islam with her ardent belief in women’s rights. She also is bit hypocrite which is extremely evident in her actions and the words she says.

Tehmina Durrani

Her father, who clearly loved her without any color discrimination, was not allowed to show his affections. We relate with My Feudal Lord not because it happened to Tehmina but because it happens to so many women. After three futile divorce attempts, she succeeded the fourth time.

She did give them up eventually. Over a three-year period, Durrani lived in Edhi’s home and accompanied him on his visits.

Tehmina Durrani – Wikipedia

Durrani went on to say that her heart would always be with the oppressed, whom she feels she has complete affiliation with.

Without my hair he was a weak Samson. Is it to be expected that the auto-biography would skip it? She stood by him in the toughest period of his tebmina career; however, Mustafa rewarded her patience and benevolence towards him with infidelity and betrayal. This one is a graphic book – I went through rage, sympathy, pity, happiness; all of them.


Men and women cheat.

His duty was to serve the humanity without distinction of caste and creed — and so is ours. The only family member who would support Tehmina was her grand-mother.

In Pakistani society, where the Muslim patriarchs dominate, the entity of women is that of inferior beings, both intellectually and socially. For example I am an adamant believer of women empowerment and my mind had an eas I experienced a wide range of emotions reading this book. Mar 01, Shalini rated it really liked it. He sent his daughter from his marriage to Durrani back to her mother. She is not ashamed of what happened with her and unlike other women she doesn’t blame herself for what ever happened.

Feb 13, brat gaba rated tehmiba did not like it. This is why Tehmina tries to perpetuate her marriage bond with Mustafa, realizing fully well that in her society, a divorced woman is the most despicable of the human species.

Throughout the novel, Tehmina has highlighted herself as an opposed woman. They also urge the two not to file for divorce. Paperbackpages. Yehmina everything she has been through, Durrani said her standards were high.