Swahid Maniram Dewan College,
Charing, Sivasagar, Assam
Research Scholar, Dept. of EFL,
Tezpur University, Tezpur
Benazir Bhutto’s autobiography Daughter of the East (1988) strings together tragedies of a nation, a family, and a woman. The execution of her father by the military regime, the killing of her two brothers Shahnawaz and Murtaza and the overthrow of her elected democratic government by the military regime has been sewn together in the autobiography in such a way that it seems that the tragedy of the Bhutto family was the tragedy of the Pakistani Nation. At the same time, Benazir refuses to universalize her experiences. She feels that the tragedies that occurred in her life cannot be universal as the Bhutto family was destined to suffer.
Keywords: destiny, legacy, patriarchy, nation, democracy
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