Major Urdu fiction writer Ismat Chughtai (–) came to public attention in when she was charged with obscenity for her short story “Lihaf” (The Quilt) . Ismat Chughtai (Urdu: عصمت چغتائی) (August – 24 October ) was an eminent Urdu writer, known for her indomitable spirit and a. Ismat Chughtai (21 August – 24 October ) was an Indian Urdu language writer. . Chughtai’s short stories reflected the cultural legacy of the region in which she lived. This was well demonstrated in her story “Sacred Duty”, where she.

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Google Doodle honours grand dame of Urdu fiction Ismat Chughtai

Unknown October 11, at 1: Perhaps her most widely read and critiqued story, Lihaaf created a massive controversy upon its publication. The family eventually settled in Agra, after Chughtai’s father retired from the Indian Civil Services.

Considered to be one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story, Chugtai remained an important literary voice almost till her last days. Book reading is very good hobby,if you read the right book at right time. Volume 2 By Vidyun Sabhaney.


Shahid Khan February 18, at 3: The mole is a powerful sexual motif here. Part of the reason is her language which so unapologetic and riveting that it continues to unsettle readers until this day.

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Archived from the original on 6 May Many of her books have been banned at various times. Archived from the original on 6 December Archived from the original on 9 September Once Upon a Time in India: TariqRaheel September 4, at 5: Aslam Farrukhi 1 Dr. Latif, who himself worked as dialogue writer in Bollywood introduced Chughtai to the Hindi film industry. These people think that there is nothing wrong if they sttories do things behind the curtains.

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But above everything else, she was a woman. Archived from the original on 14 May Retrieved 27 April Kanwal Feroze 1 Dr. Archived from the original on 17 January Unknown September 10, at 3: Although Chughtai fared better in the public eye, having garnered support from fellow members of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, she detested the media attention, which in her view weighted heavily upon her subsequent work: Haroon November 16, at 7: Salty About Rajma Chawal: Safdar Mahmood 1 Dr.

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In her own words, Chughtai came from a family of ” HindusMuslims and Christians who all live peacefully”. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app.

Zara December 20, at Moazzam December 20, at 6: Archived PDF from the original on 4 December She was an iconoclast, an educationist, and an icon of women’s empowerment.

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in Retrieved 11 May This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Themes — caste-class oppression, taboo surrounding widow remarriage, pre-marital pregnancy, female kinship and sisterhood. Now share the story Too bad.

Filmfare Award for Best Story. Unknown July 10, at Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? However, I have tried to compile a brief list of some of her very powerful short stories and the diverse themes they examine.