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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Unknown October 20, at 4: Overall an entertaining, thought provoking and praiseworthy read. Having said that one can also argue that she was even ahead of most western women writers by writing about ‘sexuality’ especially lihaat one considers her background and the extremely conservative and religious society, in general, of the times.

Qaisar November 16, at 9: Sometimes more so than at other times. Aug 09, Divya rated it it was amazing.


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Saleem Wahid Saleem 1 Dr. Asim Kamaal July 16, at 2: Ismat in no ways celebrates or opposes the sexual act, she just tells us this story through a child who sees Begum and her simat servant doing ‘funny things’ under the quilt Lihaaf.

Aslam Farrukhi 1 Dr. To ask other readers questions about Lihaafplease sign up. History of Indian Literature: This page was last edited on 3 October bg, at To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Unknown September 10, at 3: Anonymous February 19, at 7: Such bold story about a mistress’ relationship. The stories revolve around the Muslim families. Rifakath ali March 2, at But it is soon revealed that it is because his interests lie in the other gender.

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Lists with This Book. Rasheed Amjad 1 Dr. Divya Tripathi rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Nurat rated it it was amazing Nov 03, It was disconcerting to the young girl, it scared her to see shadows of two animals fighting lihaaaf taking unusual shapes. I fell in love with Chughtai ma’am after reading Lihaaf.


A wealthy household with servants, and consequently, a lot of movement and noise one generally associates with households in bazaars. The Times of India. Begum Jan has had a very depressing life after marriage.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jacquelyn August 15, at 1: May 21, Rabia lihhaaf it it was amazing. At night, in dim light, she would see strange big shadows taking queer shapes on the wall.

Moinuddin Aqeel 1 Dr. Uzma Afzal rated it did not like it Dec 07, Divya Garg rated it liked it Jun 18, Mohammad Habib Sadiq July 24, at 1: The narrator of this story, a precocious nine-year old child, is sent to visit an aunt.

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