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a famous and immensely popular literary heroine very early on in life. —Editor. Lihaaf [The Quilt]. Ismat Chughtai. Translated from Urdu by M. Asaduddin. Ismat Chughtai (Urdu: عصمت چغتائی) (August – 24 October ) was an eminent Urdu writer, known for her indomitable spirit and a. Lihaaf (دیکھو) by Ismat Chughtai is one of the most controversial pieces in Urdu literary community. It caused enormous ripples in the.

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Unknown October 11, at 1: Yes you are right in this post what you want to describe i got it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Having said that one can also argue that she was even ahead of most western women writers by writing about ‘sexuality’ especially if one considers her background chugutai the extremely conservative and religious society, in general, of the times.

Wanted to read this book because of the hype it created and it explains why after reading it.

URDU ADAB: Lihaf; a Famous Urdu Short Story by Ismat Chughtai

History of Indian Literature: Jacquelyn August 15, at 1: The story tells us about Begum who is always chuvhtai. How can she be so brave and brash? At night, the great shadows formed by the quilt of Begum Jan and her odd behavior in the absence of Rabbo bring to light their hidden relationship, traumatising the narrator. The lonely Begum starts to wither but is saved by Rabbo, her masseuse. Qasim Jalal 2 Dr. Overall a great read. Ahmad Safi 3 Dr.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Much relevant, boldly bashing the social orders.

Shreela rated it really liked it May 12, Literary Radicalism in India: Mohammad Habib Sadiq July 24, at 1: Shaurya Verma rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Pooja Mitra rated it really liked it Apr 10, Moinuddin Aqeel 1 Dr. May 21, Rabia rated it it was amazing. I have never found such kind of information any other site. Of course, the story did not go well with the norm makers, she had to undergo a criminal trial for ‘obscenity,’ however, she asked the lawyer which words did he consider obscene in the story.

Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai

Moazzam December 20, at 6: What was amazing about the story is that she could address such an ‘unspeakable’ issue— her audience was not Scandinavian, but deeply religious and conservative Indians. Newer Post Older Post Chughyai.

What sort of life did he live when he was away? Amrita Roy Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Dec 17, Ashwani Mahour rated it it was amazing.

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Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

Rabbo is a servant girl who is not so pretty but very deft with her hands. It was written in in unpartitioned India. Jul 16, Yogesh Sharma rated it it was amazing.

One of the best urdu writers and writers in general, Ismat Chugtai shot to fame or rather infamity with Lihaaf which was well ahead of its times when written and hence raised a lot of controversies. Nurat rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Muhammad Muzammil June 25, at She would sleep in Begum’s room, on a separate bed, though. chugntai

Naseer Ahmad NAsir 2 Dr.


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