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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Lihaaf is the title of one of the story in this book for which the author has to face controversy as well as legal actions. Overall a great read. Ismaat by Ismat Chugtai.

Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai

Overall an entertaining, thought provoking and praiseworthy read. This aunt, ignored by a husband whose only interest seems to lie in entertaining slim-waisted young boys, suffers from a relentless bodily itch. A young girl goes to live with her relatives. Another site like this i found for biggest urdu adab website.

Moinuddin Aqeel 1 Dr. From a very young age, being a girl, she was not allowed chughttai do certain things that boys were not only allowed but encouraged to do. Dec 17, Ashwani Mahour rated it it was amazing.


The Times of India. She would sleep in Begum’s room, on a separate bed, though. Haroon November 16, at 7: Abdul Saboor November 29, at 9: Ismat, rather than getting affected or confused by these rules, would do everything that she was told not to. She was asked to apologize which she did not and also won the case, after her lawyer pointed out that the story makes no suggestion to a sexual act, and prosecution witnesses could not point out any obscene words, and the story is suggestive and told from perspective of a small girl.

An obscenity trial and much uproar later, the story is still quite relevant.

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

Unknown July 10, at 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 and the extremely conservative and religious society, in general, xhughtai the times. Srijan Baranwal rated it really liked it Jun 26, I guess even though she grew up chughti an upper-middle-class conservative Muslim household, she was, nevertheless, not completely immune to socio-cultural restrictions women were subjected to in that period.

The stories revolve around the Muslim families. Zakia Ashraf November 20, at Naseer Ahmad NAsir 2 Dr.

Bidisha Sinha rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Preview — Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai. Uzma Afzal rated it did not like it Dec 07, How can she be so brave and brash? 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.


Retrieved from ” https: 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

Safdar Mahmood 1 Dr. Large amount of Urdu words have been used in this book which makes it difficult to grasp and slows down the reading pace. Thanks to the publisher for providing the meaning of most of the words below every page. Pages using citations with format and no URL. This is the tale of a Nawab who has zero interest in women, and his wife, who feels neglected and frustrated, and is waiting for her great love story to start.