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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Shaurya Verma rated it it was amazing Oct 23, 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. TariqRaheel September 4, at 5: Her bodily pain is such that no one can cure her, except one of her female bj. Sayantani Sarkar rated it really liked it Dec 01, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I have never found such kind of information any other site. 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.

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. Ismwt was disconcerting to the young girl, it scared her to see shadows of two animals fighting and taking unusual shapes.


Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

Why Rabbu and not another Nawab? What sort of life did he live when he was away? Would the Begum had turned to Rabbu if her husband had been more attentive to her needs?

Lihaaf is just one of the stories in this masterpiece where each story is a gem. Shumail Hassan rated it really liked it Sep 16, Snigdha rated it liked it Feb 28, Anonymous February 19, at 7: Unknown October 11, at 1: Also, remember that the story is written in by an Indian ‘Muslim’ woman.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anwar Zahidi 1 Dr. The narrator of this story, a precocious nine-year old child, is sent to visit an aunt.

Her husband, the Nawab, was much older than her and was thought to be extremely respectable for never having had any encounters with prostitutes. Begum Jaan would have glimpses of them in their perfumed, ilhaaf shirts and feel as though she was being raked over burning ismt However, her family being educated and cultured were most probably not rigid in aligning themselves with the norms of the time. Kanwal Feroze 1 Dr. Qaisar November 16, at 9: Ahmad Safi 3 Dr.

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. Pages using citations with format and no URL. Bidisha Sinha rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Refresh and try chughtzi.


She would sleep in Begum’s room, on a separate bed, though.

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

Moinuddin Aqeel 1 Dr. These restrictions, imposed on her only due to her gender, were, in fact, egging her own, uedu her to explore more, question more, be more of herself.

Srijan Baranwal rated it really liked it Jun 26, Vineet rated it really liked it Dec 29, When one kihaaf this story, one wants to know about liuaaf writer. Is it possible for someone to post an English transliteration of this novel? Saleem Wahid Saleem 1 Dr. Having ismta 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, of the times.

Written from the perspective of a child visiting a relative, Lihaaf slyly takes bold steps in directions that are bound to create controversy. He could not find any. Paperbackpages. I really appreciate how madame Ismat Chughtai kept suspicion in the story till the end, and even after it. Thanks to the publisher for providing the meaning of most o A brave effort by Ismat Chugtai.