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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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When the narrator is left at Begum Jan’s place by her mother, she realises that despite her past admiration of love for Begum Jan, there lie many secrets with her.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She would sleep in Begum’s room, on a separate bed, though.

History of Indian Literature: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I really appreciate how madame Ismat Chughtai kept suspicion in the story till the end, and even after it.

Begum Jaan would have glimpses of them in their perfumed, flimsy shirts and feel as though she was being raked over burning embers! chugghtai


Unknown October 20, at 4: Anonymous May 5, at Mar 28, Book’d rated it liked it Shelves: Large ismmat of Urdu words have been used in this book which makes it difficult to grasp and slows down the reading pace. Refresh and try again. Sometimes more so than at other times. Haroon November 16, at 7: Zakia Ashraf November 20, at Divya Garg rated it liked it Jun 18, Shaurya Verma rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Book reading is cgughtai good hobby,if you read the right book at right time.

What sort of life did he live when he was away? These restrictions, imposed on her only due to her gender, were, in fact, egging her own, asking her to explore more, question more, be more of herself. An itch, her niece discovers, no doctor can cure and only her masseuse can ismar. It was written in in unpartitioned India. Aug 09, Divya rated it it was amazing.

Unknown July 10, at Bidisha Sinha rated it it was amazing Mar 21, The lonely Begum starts to wither but is saved by Rabbo, her masseuse. Books by Ismat Chugtai. Why Rabbu and not another Nawab? Published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latifit led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial, where Ismat had to defend herself in the Lahore Court as well for this work.


Rizwan Jawaid January 1, at 8: One of the masterpieces of Urdu Hindi short stories tradition.

Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

A young girl goes to live with her relatives. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat Gy her parenting and upbringing and so forth.

Unknown August 25, at Dec 17, Ashwani Mahour rated it it was amazing. I guess even though she grew up in an upper-middle-class conservative Muslim household, she was, nevertheless, not completely immune to socio-cultural restrictions women were subjected to in that period.

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Naseer Ahmad NAsir 2 Dr. Such bold story about a mistress’ relationship. An obscenity trial and much uproar later, the story is still quite relevant.

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