Controversial Books That You Must Read

by March 19, 2013 0 comments

Books impart knowledge and are considered the best friend of a person. There are certain books that invite a lot of controversy for some reasons such as their theme.

Sometimes the outcome of these controversies is that certain members who think that the book is not appropriate for reading ban these books. You will find not one but many such book titles that have faced some kind of controversies with their release.  Let us move on and discuss some of the controversial book titles that are indeed a great read!

Midnights Children by Salman RushdieMidnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie:
This book is one that gathered a lot of controversial comments from people across the world. This particular book by author Salman Rushdie is considered a fine example of postcolonial literature and of magical realism. Midnight’s Children highlights the time when India gained its independence from the British and it depicts the time of the partition of the country. Saleem Sinai is the protagonist of the book and he is the one who narrates the whole story.  Awarded with the prestigious Booker Award, Midnight’s Children has been surrounded with a couple of controversies which took quite some time to settle down.

Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownDa Vinci Code by Dan Brown:
This book needs no prior introduction as it is known for many reasons and one of them is the major controversy it faced. Bringing to light some of most well kept secrets of the Church, the Da Vinci Code has been successful enough to keep most readers on the edge as its characters solve the mystery. Well researched and written by the renowned author Dan Brown, the book as well as it movie adaptation has been well acclaimed all over the world.

Lajja by Taslima NasrinLajja by Taslima Nasrin:
Written by a Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin, Lajja is based on the after math of the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the riots that took place in Bangladesh. Though well received, the book was banned in Bangladesh and in some parts of India. This book by Taslima Nasrin has been translated to more than one language such as French, Marathi, Urdu, Dutch and English.

To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee Mermaid:To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee Mermaid
This book is also one of the great books that faced controversy on some grounds. This book is regarded as one of the finest fiction books in American literature and has many takers around the world. To kill a mocking bird book tells the story of a young scout named Finch and his dad and the truth is that it has faced bans many times. The topic of rape and racism is discussed in a very frank way in the novel and therefore, it acts like a magnet for controversies.







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