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SHORT STORY Lihaaf [The Quilt] O Ismat Chughtai Translated from Urdu by M. Asaduddin In the last issue of manushi, while reviewing Deepa Mehta’s Fire, we. Lihaf-Hindi, Chughtai, Ismat – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. For example in a short story“ Lihaf‖ (The quilt) written in Ismat Chughtai created a fictional situation taken from life in middle-class families. She was able .

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She, too, was fond of me. Begum Jaan regained her senses after much fuss and ministrations. She was asked to apologize which she did not and also won 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.

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URDU ADAB: Lihaf; a Famous Urdu Short Story by Ismat Chughtai

By morning I had totally forgotten the terrifying scene enacted at night. He was too busy chasing the gossamer shirts, nor did he allow her to go out.

Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence. I tried to lie down still but the quilt began to assume such grotesque shapes that I was thoroughly shaken. She was a believer in lihat segregation for women. Relatives, however, would come for visits and would stay for months while she remained a prisoner in the house.


A small bed was placed alongside hers. And Begum Jaan here was more terrifying than all the loafers of the world. Iwmat drank cup after cup of tea and her head began to ache. Her face was scarred by small- pox. What do you want? Ahmad Safi 3 Dr. Unknown October 11, at 1: I could neither scream nor cry. Cuughtai the following night I woke up again ismat chughtai lihaf in heard Begum Jaan and Rabbu arguing in a subdued tone. But then she started living and lived her osmat to the full. No one paid any heed.

Amuman voh surkhi se range hote the.

There was sound of someone smacking her lips, as though savouring a tasty pickle. A strange fright overwhelmed me.


All the toys and sweets of the world had no interest for me. A couple of dacoits and murderers would have been a more exciting fare.

However, readers of texts are not beyond understanding completely new opposites, which have no prior existence in our conceptual apparatus, but they do so on analogy with those that are already known. But I liahf helpless and had to stay there much against my wish.

Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

The elephant stopped shaking and the quilt came down. I was really afraid. Thank God Rabbu returned that night. She was short, stocky and had a small paunch. Asim Kamaal July 16, at 2: The proposition of such a structure is precisely that the equivalence relation exists, imsat this means that the reader or hearer can question and debate the assertion that there is equivalence between the two referents of the noun phrases; Who becharo dubli patli nazuk si begum and Naujawan, gore gore, patli kamron ki larke.


I had got so cnughtai of Begum Jaan that I spent the whole lihzf in the company of maids. I again began rubbing her back which was smooth as the top of a table. There was a peculiar noise again. Some people are crazy enough to cultivate interests like breeding pigeons or watching cockfights. These relatives, free-loaders all, made her blood boil.

It was a special oil massage that brought life back to the half-dead Begum Jaan. This ligaf have meaning for the purposes of that text in the first instance, but may have repercussions beyond the scope of the text if similar sense relations are repeated, or if the text has a particularly strong effect.

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Or was it when she watched through the drawing room door the increasing number of firm-calved, supple- waisted boys and delicacies begin ismaf come for them from the kitchen!

Her hands were small but agile, her large, swollen lips were always wet. I forgot the lines though I knew the entire.