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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Thanks to the publisher for providing the meaning of most o A brave effort by Ismat Chugtai. At night, in dim light, she would see strange big shadows taking queer shapes on the wall. Pooja Mitra rated it really liked it Apr 10, Jacquelyn August 15, at 1: History of Indian Literature: Urdu Diary Club August 23, at 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.

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Amrita Roy Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Her bodily pain is such that no one can cure her, except one of her female servants.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Much relevant, boldly bashing urxu social orders. Book reading is very good hobby,if you read the right lihaaf at right time. A young girl goes to live with her relatives.

Rasheed Amjad 1 Dr. Published inat the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latif, it led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial in the Lahore Court.

Bidisha Sinha rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Nurat rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Qaisar November 16, at 9: Sayantani Sarkar rated urd really liked it Dec 01, Shaurya Verma rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Haroon November 16, at 7: Large amount of Urdu words have been used in this book which makes it difficult to grasp and slows down the reading pace. This is the tale of a Nawab pihaaf has zero interest in women, and his wife, who feels neglected and frustrated, and is waiting for her great love story to start.

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Ismatt February 19, at 7: Unknown August 25, at Rabbo is a servant girl who is not so pretty but very deft with her hands. What sort of life did he live when he was away? Before I comment on the story, I would like to write a bit more about her. Anwar Zahidi 1 Dr. Literary Radicalism in India: The Times of India.

Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai. 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.


Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

One of the best izmat 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 urxu of controversies. Begum and her female servant had furtive sex on these nights.

Refresh and try again. The lady of the house is referred to as Begum Jan, her husband is always away on business trips and pays the least attention toward his wife or toward any woman.

DIL KI DUNYA: Lihaf A Beautiful Urdu Short Story By Ismat chughtai

To ask other readers questions about Lihaafplease sign up. Kanwal Feroze 1 Dr. A brave effort by Ismat Chugtai. Jul 16, Yogesh Sharma rated it it was amazing.

One of the masterpieces of Urdu Hindi short stories tradition. I must say that the story ‘Lihaaf’ is an interesting outcome of east-west communion. Naseer Ahmad NAsir 2 Dr.

Abdul Saboor November 29, at 9: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence. Lihaaf is just one of the stories in this masterpiece where each story is a gem.

It was written in in unpartitioned India.