Urdu Literature

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Dr Fatima Rizvi
Qurratulain Hyder exhibited a robust inclination for experimental and experiential writing. Locating her texts in history, Hyder explored philosophical perspectives, cultural mores, customs and traditions in language and form that were innovative advancements on the available and the accepted. We…
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Debojit Dutta
Ismat Chughtai was a fierce writer who wrote extensively on themes of female sexuality, femininity and class conflict. She not only wrote short stories and novels but also numerous essays including ‘Pompom Darling’, in which she critiqued Qurratulain Hyder’s early writings, asking her to ‘come out…
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Srija Naskar
Saadat Hasan Manto was constantly at war with himself. Following the footsteps of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the iconic writer separated Saadat Hasan, the person, from Manto, the writer. We take a close look at the ‘one–two’ man, who was at times unheroic and self-contradictory, yet brutal and free-…
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Manan Kapoor
Mirza Ghalib is a household name in the Indian subcontinent—a figure who is synonymous with Persian and Urdu poetry. The timeless nature of his verses and the universality of his themes have resulted in his works transcending borders and languages. Thanks to translations of Ghalib's ghazals to…
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