“The quilt” (“lihaaf” in urdu) is one of her famous short stories Lihaf: Translated from Urdu, a story by Ismat Chughtai. Whenever I get under my. URDU ADAB: Lihaf; a Famous Urdu Short Story by Ismat Chughtai. Sham Ki Barish (Rain of the Evening) an Urdu novelette based on love story. Lihaf A Beautiful Urdu Short Story By Ismat chughtai. لحاف. You might also like: حوا کی بیٹی تماشہ نہیں Hawa ki Beti Tamasha Nahi Hai A.

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Nice post and also informative. She remained a prisoner in that house. I never saw her hair part not-straight…not one hair-strand out of place. She had light chicken-pox marks on her face, fast hands, and a tight belly. Nice to read it again A hand flashed inside the quilt and the quilt flattened. Ij Jazba July 13, at 9: She was breathing heavy and her face looked grim. Anonymous January 5, at Stories like Chauthe ka Jora and Terhi Lakir show that she wrote on topics which were considered taboo.

She was asked to apologize which she did not and also uurdu the case, after her lawyer pointed out that the story makes no suggestion to a sexual act, and prosecution witnesses could not point out any obscene words, and the story is suggestive and told from perspective of a small girl.

After applying all sorts of sedative lihar on her, she finally clamed down.


Her always-wet lips were thick and puffy, and her body gusted a nervous odor. She was considered the grand dame of Urdu fiction, as one of the four pillars of modern Urcu short story, the other three being Saadat Hasan MantoKrishan Chanderand Rajinder Singh Bedi. That was the reason why my mom, when leaving for Agra, left me with this woman she thought of as her own sister.

She was so sweet to me. Today Ribbo and Begum Jan had an argument again. Her outspoken and controversial style of writing made her the passionate voice for the unheard, and she has become an liha for the younger generation of writers, readers and intellectuals.

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Naseer Ahmad NAsir 2 Dr. It chughhtai as if there was a big toad under that quilt jumping and would jump out on me any moment. She lived, and lived well. These doctors are crazy. Thank goodness Ribbo showed up that night. The elephant jumped again. Her skin was smooth as if unnaturally stretched.

Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

Just recite the Aytul Kursi to yourself. And she resented them so much. Haroon November 16, at 7: Her hands were iced cold, but very soft. But look at this Begum Jan.

She looked regal as a queen. Summer or winter, Begum Jan would wear this loose Hyderabadi see-through shirt: Her hair was very black and all oily. I kept drinking my tea facing the other way. Her cheeks started to shine and her beauty started to radiate. She threw the gold chain she was putting on me at the moment to the floor and ripped her delicate scarf to shreds. The Times of India. Evening had taken over and the room was getting dark.


Begum Jan had a fit. Rabbo is a servant girl who is not so pretty but very deft with her hands.

Her heavy-gold jewelry dangled on a side of her neck. But Begum Jan did not bother to socialize with anyone. I sprinted out of that room like a racehorse. They became a butt of jokes for these people. Unknown August 25, at I am very superstitious.

In my opinion, a blanket is as comfortable and its shadow on a wall not as terrifying as that of a quilt. Book reading is very good hobby,if you read the right book at right time.

Clutched in her arms, she was squeezing me hard as if I were some cuddly toy. My hands were shaking. And this Ribbo—she was as dark as Begum Jan fair. The lonely Begum starts to wither but is saved by Rabbo, her masseuse. Published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latifit led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial, where Ismat had to defend herself in the Lahore Court as well for this work.