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1 Jun Topics Novel, Aag Ka Darya, Qurat Ul Ain Hairer. Collection opensource. Language Urdu. Aag Ka Darya By Qurat Ul Ain Hairder. آگ کا دریا. Read Aag Ka Dariya book reviews & author details and more at HAIDER AND THIS NOVEL IS ONE OF THE BEST IN HINDI NOVELS. Enter your . 9 Feb s and 80s was a high time for Quratulain Haider. She wrote the best of her novels post Aag ka Darya during this time. These include.

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With it, she achieved the greatest milestone in her career. Annie rated it it was ok Apr 05, No trivia or quizzes yet.

And she argues darriya a culture that is inclusive: Abdul Saboor rated it liked it Jan 16, Suddenly the smooth description of the progenitor disappears as a myriad of characters suddenly come to the fore, confusing the whole story very badly.

However the difficult questions in her mind remained unanswered even after writing the novel. This tragedy had a huge impact on the sensitive girl’s mind. This part of the story emerges as an authentic case study of the families broken by Partition and the difference of attitudes and approaches between the younger generation who have known no partition or migration and are either purely Indian or purely Pakistani.

Kaar-e-Jahan Daraz Hai is one of the most important books ever written in Urdu. The chapters are divided in no onvel order. Trying to resurrect the spirit of Islam in India is a lost cause for me, as we have forgotten the skill to rule as well as severed all links with global Islamic super power of that time.

The next hero is a Muslim soldier katib, the jumping a couple of thousand nobel who is looking to document the history of the land they have become masters off, but are completely frustrated by the lack of any written records of history. What is the use of harping about unity of a weak and miskeen Ummah? A glorious tapestry of India’s history Until the final age comes which is the time of India’s partition and its aftermath.


Characters are looking for peace and a recognition of their individual identity. From here starts the epic journey of a legendary novelist. She was born and raised a Syed Muslim, educated at the convent among Christian teachers and fellow students and had a strong cultural affiliation with Hindu friends. The novel was heavily criticised for portraying Partition as a tragedy, use of medieval Buddhist and Hindu philosophy and painting a rich picture of a multicultural pre-Partition Lucknow society where all communities lived in peace and harmony.

Families were breaking up. Quratulain Haider was born in in Aligarh. Her mother Nazar Sajjad was a famous writer too. Before moving on to explore these masterpieces, it is important to learn about the author’s background and evolution into a great writer. Thus she set out a literary adventure and started writing a family saga and her own memoirs in the form of a novel, a technique not used before in Urdu.

This novel is like a jewel in Urdu’s treasure. Mar 23, Imran rated it really liked it Shelves: If second half of the book, which covers around pages of the book was properly editedit would have saved the whole book.

Visitors, friends and family members were all intellectuals. The story starts in s when on one hand the freedom movement is progressing and on the other hand communism is spreading rapidly.

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The style and incidents are quite similar to that of Ismat Chughtai’s ‘TeRhi Lakeer’ which is of course not one of best works of Chugtai. Little did I know that I was in for a huge disappointment. These novels were well researched and portrayed a highly genuine picture.

I tried very hard to understand where the author was going with this but found myself reading multiple storylines and none of them made sense. But the next change in scenario winds to the all kka Lucknow which is Qurat’s specialty.

Urdu’s greatest novels: Aag ka Darya and beyond

Addi rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Perhaps because its breadth of past years is surprisingly so meaningful in the present. Apr 30, Abubakar Mehdi rated it did not like it. Starts from the ancient times and ends after the partition of sub-continent.


All her novels post Aag ka Darya had clearly defined settings. Bovel uncovered a wealth of information in form of old letters, photographs and literary references. The naturally talented girl nurtured her skills and started her career as a writer while she was still in her mid teens.

They started a new life in Karachi. I consider the letter by one of the protagonists of novel in last section as the one of the best description of Pakistan ever written.

Together they made a home which was an institution in itself. The first volume chronicles family history and memories till and the second volume covers the years between and She also received the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in It explores the ancient cultural heritage of the Indian subcontinent, and how the past is linked to the present.

I can understand why Qurat could have messed this bit up as this was her own era so she was capable of presenting a lot more but this change in style is very confusing for the reader. Feb 11, Sundus HameedUllah Khan rated it it was amazing.

Shueyb Gandapur rated it it was amazing Aug 13, This part deserves 5 stars. By this time Quratulain was herself inclined towards mysticism. It is important to note that by then Pakistan’s ideology had been hijacked by the government to suit their own purpose.

The second bit of the novel has brought the rating down to 3 stars. Not that I consider myself fully equipped now, but at least I get a fair idea why Haider is considered to belong to the breed of Marquez, Saramago and Pamuk by so many critics of Urdu literature.

One interesting part of the novel is when Pakistani cousins visit their Indian cousins and spend some days together.