Tag Archives: Ismat Chughtai

Treasure from the Archives

While many of us are familiar with Ismat Chughtai’s work, it is rare to discover her interactions with literati when she visited Pakistan. This treasure trove has been pulled out from the archives of Herald Magazine, courtesy Asif Farrukhi, when … Continue reading

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On Ismat Chughtai – by Zaheda Hina

Unhein yaad karna kyun zaroori hai. Zaheda Hina writes about Ismat Chughtai, referencing Katha Publishers’ book “Ismat: Her Life and Times”, edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar and Sadique, (2000). Fondly recalling her own encounters with Ismat, Zaheda Hina writes about … Continue reading

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Authors Page

Introducing the new Authors Page at Zambeel Dramatic Readings, where we aim to gradually build a data base of classic and contemporary writers from Urdu Literature. We begin with Ismat Chughtai, the first author whose stories we read under the … Continue reading

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More on Pom Pom Darling

On the subject of Pom Pom Darling, there is one more occasion where we find Quratulain Hyder making an oblique reference to the title bestowed upon her. In a section of her biographical work Kaare Jahan Daraaz Hai, we encounter … Continue reading

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Lady Changez Khan and Pom Pom Darling

These curious designations refer to the titles Ismat Chughtai and Quratulain Hyder attributed to each other in the course of their literary careers. Ismat Chughtai is well known for her bold stories that challenged traditional morality and the notions of … Continue reading

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