At a time when writing by and about women was rare and tentative, Chughtai explored female sexuality with unparalleled frankness and examined the political and social mores of her time. She w...
A Life in Words, the first complete translation of her celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides an authentic and delightful account of several crucial years of Ismat’s life. Presented alo...
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Though barely a hundred years old, the Urdu short story, or ‘afsana', has established itself at the forefront of Urdu literature. Emerging as a discrete narrative genre with Munshi Premchand,...