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In 1944 Ismat Chughtai successfully defended herself before the Imperial Crown Court against a charge of obscenity for her short story "Lihaaf" - "The Quilt". The narrator of this story, a precocious nine-year old child, is sent to visit an aunt. This aunt, ignored by a husband whose only interest seems to lie in entertaining slim-waisted young boys, suffers from a relentless bodily itch, an itch, her niece discovers, no doctor can cure and only her maidservant can relieve. Frank and often wickedly comic, Chughtai's stories were the imaginative core of her life's work, drawn from memories of the sprawling Muslim household of her childhood. With her mastery of the spoken language, economy of form, and her fine eye for the details of the intricate and hidden world of women's experience, Chughtai captured the evolving conflicts of Muslim India. Her exploration of the myriad and subtle tyrannies of middle-class gentility, and, equally, of those unexpected moments of sexual liberation and spirit, is unrivalled in contemporary Urdu literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781878818348
Translator:
Desai, Anita
Translator:
Naqui, Tahira
Translator:
Naqvi, Tahira
Translator:
Naqui, Tahira
Author:
Chughtai, Ismat
Author:
Cuugghta'i, 'Ismat
Publisher:
Sheep Meadow Press
Location:
Riverdale-on-Hudson, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
India Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
no. 3612
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
175
Dimensions:
8.94x6.02x.53 in. .57 lbs.

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