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Kaghazi Hai Pairahan
by Chugtai, Ismat

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. Vivid descriptions of her childhood and her experiences of growing up in a large Muslim family during the early decades of the twentieth century are presented. An intimate view is provided, of the writerâs fierce struggle to find her own voice and write with passion and precision the visible and subtle tyrannies of contemporary society. Besides the book, essays by Ismat on some well known Urdu writers have been included, along with sketches on Ismat Chughtai by Saadat Hasan Manto and Patrus Bukhari. The book is a valuable addition to the body of autobiographical writings.

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Publication Date: 2016

ISBN: 9780199403554

Availability: Lahore
Karachi

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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. Vivid descriptions of her childhood and her experiences of growing up in a large Muslim family during the early decades of the twentieth century are presented. An intimate view is provided, of the writerâs fierce struggle to find her own voice and write with passion and precision the visible and subtle tyrannies of contemporary society. Besides the book, essays by Ismat on some well known Urdu writers have been included, along with sketches on Ismat Chughtai by Saadat Hasan Manto and Patrus Bukhari. The book is a valuable addition to the body of autobiographical writings.

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