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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It’s a juicy story with use of such beautiful and big words, it keeps you so interested and you can’t put it down unless you finish it. What she did was indeed a brave act. The stories revolve around the Muslim families. Ahmad Safi 3 Dr.

DIL KI DUNYA: Lihaf A Beautiful Urdu Short Story By Ismat chughtai

Published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latifit led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial, where Ismat had to defend herself in the Lahore Court as well for this work. Moazzam December 20, at 6: Of course, the story did not go well with the norm makers, she had to undergo a criminal trial for ‘obscenity,’ however, she asked the lawyer which words did he consider obscene in the story.

Anonymous May 5, at Open Preview See a Problem? Kanwal Feroze 1 Dr. Ismat, rather than getting affected or confused by these rules, would do everything that she was told not to. Bidisha Sinha rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Haroon November 16, uedu 7: 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 ,ihaaf.


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Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

To ask other readers questions about Lihaafplease sign up. Overall an entertaining, thought provoking and praiseworthy read. Interesting questions that in no way take away the pleasure of the read.

Unknown October 11, at 1: Pages using citations with format and no URL. Anwar Zahidi 1 Dr. Books by Ismat Chugtai.

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Dec 17, Ashwani Mahour rated it it was amazing. One of the masterpieces of Urdu Hindi short stories tradition. Refresh and try again. Mar 28, Book’d rated it liked it Shelves: Rizwan Jawaid January 1, at 8: Aug 09, Divya rated it it was amazing.

I heard an audiobook version. At night, the great lihwaf 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Posted by Israr Ahmad at 1: 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.


Shreela rated it really liked it May 12, Uzma Afzal rated it did not like it Dec 07, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It became a landmark for its early depiction of sex, still a taboo in modern Indian literaturelet liuaaf Urdu literature. Lists with This Book.

Safdar Mahmood 1 Dr. Rabbo is a servant girl who is not so pretty but very deft with her hands.

Unknown August 25, at Qaisar November 16, 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. Sayantani Sarkar rated it really liked it Dec 01, The author has captured the Begum’s frustration and the resulting events in a sympathetic, almost comical manner, through the eyes of a child that does not completely understand what she’s witnessing, and the story, though short, is a good read, with many things that make you think.

Lihaaf is just one of the stories in this masterpiece where each story is a gem.