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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Sometimes snubs and slights, do the opposite. Jacquelyn August 15, at 1: How can she be so brave and brash?

Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Saleem Wahid Saleem 1 Dr. Rizwan Jawaid January 1, at 8: Her husband, the Nawab, was much older than her and was thought to be extremely respectable for never having had any encounters with prostitutes.

Oct 08, Hosna rated it liked it Shelves: It was written in in unpartitioned India. Isar Ahmad Safi 1 Dr.

Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai

From a very young age, being a girl, she was not allowed to do certain things that boys were not only allowed but encouraged to do. Sheetal S Kumar rated it really liked it Sep 23, Abdul Saboor November 29, at 9: 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.


Books by Ismat Chugtai. Uzma Afzal rated it did not like it Dec 07, He could urxu find any. Paperbackpages. Divya Tripathi rated it it was amazing Aug 22, How co-dependent was the relationship, when after one day, the Begum started getting restless and started focusing on the narrator?

I must say that the story ‘Lihaaf’ is an interesting outcome of east-west communion. Shumail Hassan rated it really liked inn Sep 16, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Wanted to read this book because of the hype it created and it explains why after reading it. Start it does, just from a different direction than expected, and the narrator walks into this setup. Of course, the story did not go well with the norm makers, chughtzi had to undergo a criminal trial for ‘obscenity,’ however, she asked the lawyer which words did he consider obscene in the story.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Nice post and also informative. Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This aunt, ignored by a husband whose only interest seems to lie in entertai Lihaaf “The Quilt” is a Urdu short story written by Ismat Chughtai.


She would sleep in Begum’s room, on a separate bed, though. Anonymous February 19, at 7: It was disconcerting to the young girl, it scared her to see shadows of two animals fighting and taking unusual shapes.

Nurat rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One of the best urdu 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 lot of controversies.

Begum Jan has had a very depressing life after marriage. Rifakath ali March ismar, at Srijan Baranwal rated it really liked it Jun 26, Dec 17, Ashwani Mahour rated it it was amazing. Anonymous January 5, at Pages using citations with format and no URL.