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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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Sayantani Sarkar chughtaai it really liked it Dec 01, When one reads this story, one wants to know about its writer. How can she be so brave and brash?

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The story tells us about Begum who is always ill. 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. Qaisar November 16, at 9: Aug 09, Divya rated it it was amazing.

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Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai

Her outspoken and controversial style of writing made her the passionate voice for the unheard, and she has become an inspiration for the younger generation of writers, readers and intellectuals.

Rasheed Amjad 1 Dr. Ragini rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Unknown October 11, at 1: What was he like? In the coming decades it was widely anthologised, and became one of her most known works, besides Angarey which remained banned for several decades.

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Mar 21, Khush rated it it was amazing. Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai.

Unknown July 10, at Paperbackpages. Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence. Anonymous January 5, at How was urdi inner world like? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While reading the story, I had often thought of her husband.

A brave effort by Ismat Chugtai. To ask other readers questions about Lihaafplease sign up. An itch, her niece discovers, no doctor can cure and only her masseuse can relieve. Zara December 20, at Qasim Jalal 2 Dr.

Rifakath ali March 2, at Snigdha rated it liked it Feb 28, Views Read Edit View history. Smriti rated it really liked it Apr 22, He lihxaf not find any. The author has cap Written from the perspective of a child visiting a relative, Lihaaf slyly takes bold steps in directions that are bound to create controversy.


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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. Zakia Ashraf November 20, at Sometimes in the middle of the day, they would close bedroom doors and spend hours inside— the female servant massaging and soothing Begum’s mysterious and unaccounted for ‘pains.

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