A CHUGHTAI COLLECTION: The Quilt and other Stories, The Heart Breaks Free

Item Code: IDF920
Author: Ismat Chughtai
Publisher: Women Unlimited
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8186706771
Pages: 382
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.1" X 5.2"
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Book Description
About the Translator:

Tahira Naqvi has been translated Urdu fiction for journals and periodicals in Pakistan and abroad for many years, and has translated many of Urdu's well known writers, including Manto (Another Lonely Voice: The Life and Works of Saadat Hasan Manto); Ismat Chughtai (The Crooked Line; My Friend, My Enemy), Ahmed Ali and Premchand. The author of many short stories herself; she is also a published novelist. Dying in a strange Country is her most recent collection of stories.

Syeda S. Hameed has been translated from Urdu to English for some time, and among her translated works are Mohammad Yunus' Letters from Prison; S.M.H. Burney's Iqbal: Poet Patriot of India; Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Facts are Facts; and, most recently, Hali's Musaddas. She has also edited the four centenary volumes of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azae, India's Maulana

Excerpts From Reviews:

This is an impressive collection… remarkable for the high caliber of its translation – elegant, unobtrusive, unslick, faithful and enjoyable


She (Ismat Chughtai) was a feminist by instinct, long before it was fashionable to be one, a progressive who know that literature changed more lives than pamphlets did, a Muslim who worshipped a shivmurti in Varanasi, palms outstretched, chanting Koranic verses aloud. She look real risks – in both life and literature.


At a time when women were only writing about "how to be a good wife," she set about exploring – and exposing – middle class Muslim mores through sharp observations, a rapier-like wit and a vivid recall of a rambunctious childhood spent in a sprawling middle class Aligarh family.


1 Veil (Ghunghat) 1
2 The Quilt (Lihaaf) 7
3 Sacred Duty 20
4 The Entral Vine (Amar Bel) 39
5 Kallu 55
6 Chhoti Apa 65
7 The Rock 73
8 The Wedding Shroud 91
9 The Mole 110
10 A Morsel 127
11 By the Grace of God 142
12 Poison (Zehr) 152
13 A Pair of Hands ( Do Haath) 162
14 Aunt Bichu 176
15 Lingering Frangrance 190
The Heart Breaks Free 227
The Wild One 299

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