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    Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)


    Assalamu alaykum!
    Mere khyaal mein humein Urdu naaval nigaari aur afsaana-nigaari ke baare mein bhi kuch guftagu karni chaahiye...

    Agar kissi ne koi acche kahaani ya naaval paRha hai to please humein bhi batlaayega!

    Hum hamesha acchay urdu naaval aur afsaanon ki talash mein rehte hain aur hasoosan woh jo puraani tehzeeb ke baare mein ho aur khaas kar ke woh jo Lucknavi tammadan ki manzir taraashi karte hon aur jin mein roomaanwi lehr bhi ho...

    kuchh acchay urdu novel aur afsaanay jo main auron ko parHne ko kahoonga woh yeh hain:

    1. Umrao Jaan Ada
    2. Razia BuTT ka koi bhi naaval
    3. Qurratul Ain Haidar ki Dilruba aur deegar afsaanay/novelletes..
    4. TeerHi Lakeer --although I think it is over-rated but it is a must read choonke iska urdu noveloN mein bahut baRa shumaar hai..(Ismat Chughtai)

    5. Lihaaf -Ismat Chughtai --wonderful collection of short stories!

    6. A collection called Ishq kay numaainda afsaanay...the BEST!

    ...can anyone recommend some more reading
    thanx!!



    #2
    W'Salaam
    Great…Although I normally don’t remember the titles or the author Lekin I’ll give it a try.
    I used to read Razia Butt and many other female/male writers, lekin I think that love stuff doesn’t make sense to me any more Also many authors, being females write a lot about ideals and how females should behave, and I don’t always agree. However I’ve read a novel/true story, and I’ve never discussed that before.
    It’s called MaiN kisi ki beti nahiN written by an unknown lady. It’s about a girl who was just a kid during the partition time, and she describes the events as she remembers them. However that’s only a very small part of it, and I think she did that, to tell ’ke kahan se chale kahaN aa pohanche’. The interesting part starts when she begins to ’understand’ things. How her father and brothers gets involved with corruption, how they were teased in school because they were muhajir, and how things got worse from there.
    It’s about her struggle into the ’gandh’ and then how she tries to get out of it, but because of the ’muashra’ she fails every time. So she ends up being a modern call girl for politicians, religious figures and businessmen etc.

    It’s not a ’shahkar’, nor is it a fair writing, it’s her book from the begging to the end. However it does raise a lot of questions, about the muashra, the inferiority complex, the way human tries to blame everyone else but one self for every bad thing that has happened in ones life, a lot of feelings, ex. at one point she writes about, her brother who wanted to buy her, she was wearing a burqah so he didn’t know who she was, and so much more. There are also a lot of details about her relationships with men – most of them are not necessary – but that’s her book.



    Pathar, Zaib, and Saiqah paRha hai?
    And Dil diya aur dehleez, Shahkaar, Mahi mahi kookdi meiN...bagi ba'd meiN

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      #3
      Try the following

      1) Zargazisht- forgot teh author but excellent read
      2) Dunya Gol hai - Ibne Insha
      3) Urdu ki Akhri Kitab- Ibne Insha
      4) Himaqatain - Shafeeq Ur Rehman
      5) Mazeed Himaqatain - Shafeeq Ur Rehman
      6) shagoofy - shafeeq ur rehman
      7) any Imran series book by Ibne Safi - my fav one was beychara shezor.

      enjoy

      Urdu likhye, Urdu parrhiye, Urdu Boliye - Thank You
      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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        #4
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        Mr. Fraudia,
        Zarguzisht is by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousfi.

        btw, I like your taste of humour. Try also, Muhammad Khalid Akhtar, 'khoya hoa ufaq' is classic.
        *He and shafeeq ur rehman were classfellows and friends since childhood.*

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          #5
          Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

          ohh always loved novels by Razia Butt..i have read sooo many ...they are such fantasy :love:

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            #6
            Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

            ya khuda
            Shahab namma by qudratullah shahaab
            rangoon main teen din

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              #7
              Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

              i have read umera ahmad's many novels;

              peer e kamil [my hot favourite]
              lahasil [just the best]
              and others also very very good like hasil,zindagi gulzar hai,imaan umeed aur muhabbat .
              kisi ko ye writer pasand hain??
              "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"

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                #8
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                * Zawaiya 1 & 2 : Ashfaq Ahmed
                * Dastan Iman faroshoon ki : Altamash
                *Labaik : mumtaz mufti
                *qatra qatra qalzam , dil derya samandar : Wasif Ali Wasif
                * zero point : Javed chaudry
                *Shahab nama & Ya Khouda
                Taroon sey ziada chamkey, phooloon sey ziada mehkey
                sadiyaan hazaroon dekhey, mera dais, mera dais

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                  #9
                  Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

                  Has anybody read any of Naiyer Masud's work?

                  I'd started reading his 'Snakecatcher and other stories' - I quite like reading hindi/urdu/punjabi work translated into English - but honestly speaking, these stories sort of weighed me down a little, and I didn't finish reading all of them. I did read his 'Maar-geer' (The Snake Catcher) and 'Obsure Domains of Fear and Desire,' though. Maybe I'd be able to read, appreciate and understand his work better at a later time.
                  I am ungrateful to these teachers.
                  - Kahlil Gibran

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                    #10
                    Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

                    Originally posted by abeeha View Post
                    i have read umera ahmad's many novels;

                    peer e kamil [my hot favourite]
                    lahasil [just the best]
                    and others also very very good like hasil,zindagi gulzar hai,imaan umeed aur muhabbat .
                    kisi ko ye writer pasand hain??
                    Imaan Umeed aur mohabbat and Lahasil are written so beautifully

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                      #11
                      Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

                      IBN SAFI N UMERA AHMED ROXXxzzzzz (lub their ny piece :love:...but especially sif-e-sikan one in Imran series and PEER-e-Kamil PBUH in Umera Ahmed))
                      i also love to read Barrister Mirza Amjab Baig's cases. (very informative)

                      baki sub chalta phirta hai
                      Last edited by zobia; Jul 12, 2007, 01:18 AM.
                      "There are two rules for ultimate success in life: #1. Never tell everything you know." ;)

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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by batura1 View Post
                        Mr. Fraudia,
                        Zarguzisht is by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousfi.

                        btw, I like your taste of humour. Try also, Muhammad Khalid Akhtar, 'khoya hoa ufaq' is classic.
                        *He and shafeeq ur rehman were classfellows and friends since childhood.*
                        Not only Zarguzisht but I recommend everyone to aslo read Aab-e-Guum by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi. In fact all of his 4 books are classics

                        Zarguzisht
                        Charaagh Talay
                        Khakum ba Dahan
                        Aab-e-Guum

                        Also one must read "Chakiwara mein wisaal" by Muhammad Khalid Akhtar". It may appear as a cheesy, C-grade romantic novel when you start it but man does that grasp you in and you want to finish it before putting it down.

                        My last recommendation to everyone is "Raja Gidh" by Bano Qudsiya. Raja Gidh is availaible on Kitaabghar.com to read online for free. You may not enjoy it reading that way, though. Urdu novels are meant to be read while you are sitting on your bad or recliner. Not by gazing at computer screen
                        People are afraid of what they don't understand

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                          #13
                          Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

                          http://www.dukandar.com/shahab.html

                          Qudret-ullah Shahab books are v. good.
                          Difference between God and humankind: God can say, 'be', and it becomes, but humankind has to act on what it says.

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by tariqlkhan View Post
                            Not only Zarguzisht but I recommend everyone to aslo read Aab-e-Guum by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi. In fact all of his 4 books are classics

                            Zarguzisht
                            Charaagh Talay
                            Khakum ba Dahan
                            Aab-e-Guum

                            Also one must read "Chakiwara mein wisaal" by Muhammad Khalid Akhtar". It may appear as a cheesy, C-grade romantic novel when you start it but man does that grasp you in and you want to finish it before putting it down.

                            My last recommendation to everyone is "Raja Gidh" by Bano Qudsiya. Raja Gidh is availaible on Kitaabghar.com to read online for free. You may not enjoy it reading that way, though. Urdu novels are meant to be read while you are sitting on your bad or recliner. Not by gazing at computer screen
                            wow thanks...when I get chance I am definitely gonna get these from Pak

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                              #15
                              Re: Urdu literature (novels, afsaanay)

                              Philosophical
                              Saamaan e wajood(Bano Qudsia or Ashfaq Ahmed)

                              Safarnama
                              Undulus main Ajnabi(mustansar hussain tarar)

                              And cheesy novels
                              kaala jaadu(m a rahat)
                              Bichu(anwaar aligi)
                              “I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ”

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