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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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It was disconcerting to the young girl, it scared her to see shadows of two animals fighting and taking unusual shapes. Begum Jaan would have ismaat of them in their perfumed, flimsy shirts and feel as though she was being raked over burning embers! Books by Ismat Chugtai.

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Divya Garg rated it liked it Jun 18, 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 jrdu she’s witnessing, and the story, though short, is a good read, with many things that make you think.

Such writings create uproar even today. Anonymous January 5, at Shahid Khan February 18, at 3: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want isat read. Return to Book Page.


Want to Read saving…. It became a landmark iismat its early depiction of sex, still a taboo in modern Indian literaturelet alone Urdu literature. Anukriti rated it it was amazing Dec 21, I must say that the story ‘Lihaaf’ is an interesting outcome of east-west communion.

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. Divya Tripathi rated it it was amazing Aug 22, To ask other readers questions about Lihaafplease sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Uzma Lihafa rated it did not like it Dec 07, Srijan Baranwal rated it really liked it Jun 26, She would sleep in Begum’s room, on a separate bed, though.

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But it is soon revealed that it is because his interests lie in the other gender. Views Read Edit View history. She was considered the grand dame of Urdu fiction, as one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story, the other three being Saadat Hasan MantoKrishan Chanderand Rajinder Singh Bedi.

How was his inner world like? Wanted to read this book because of the hype it created and it explains why after reading it.


Dec 17, Ashwani Mahour rated it it was amazing. Moazzam December 20, at 6: Published inat the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latif, it led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial in the Lahore Court.

Published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latifit led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial, where Ismat had to defend herself cyughtai the Lahore Court as well for this work.

Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

Rabbo is a servant girl who is not so pretty but very deft with her hands. Amrita Roy Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Aug 23, 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 ‘Lihaaf’ is exemplary on many fronts. Mar 28, Book’d rated it liked it Shelves: Her husband, the Nawab, was much older than her and was thought to be extremely respectable for never having had any encounters with prostitutes.

Unknown August 25, at The narrator of this story, a precocious nine-year old child, is sent to visit an aunt.