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ISMAT CHUGHTAI: Kaghazi hai Pairahan The Paper Attire

ISMAT CHUGHTAI: Kaghazi hai Pairahan The Paper Attire
Year: 2016
Price: USD 35.00

ISBN : 9780199403554 

Author : Translated by Noor Zaheer

Publisher : OXFORD 

Year : 2016

Pages : 456

Binding : Hard Cover 

Description : 

The book is an honest and compelling memoir of Ismat Chughtai, one of the most significant Urdu writers and thinkers of the subcontinent. Written in a fictional, non-formal style, it provides an authentic and delightful account of several crucial years of her life. It contains vivid descriptions of her childhood and her experiences of growing up in a large Muslim family during the early decades of the twentieth century. An intimate view is provided of the writer’s fierce struggle to find her own voice. She writes with passion and precision the visible and subtle tyrannies of contemporary society. Besides the book, essays written by Ismat Chughtai on some well-known Urdu writers have been included, along with sketches written on Ismat by Saadat Hasan Manto and Patrus Bukhari. The book is a valuable addition to the body of autobiographical writings.

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