A Life in Words: Memoir by Ismat Chughtai
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Date: 5/16/2012 10:45:51 AM
To readers, Ismat Chughtai was an eminent Urdu writer. Her bold protagonists stood out from the ordinary, her outspoken approach jolted regressive minds and her rebellious themes raised many eyebrows. Her strong feminist ideology, blunt and deliberate, made her one of the most controversial and successful writers of her time. ‘A Life in Words: Memoir’ (Kaghazi Hai Pairahan) is Ismat Chughtai speaking to us in defence of ‘Lihaaf’, her controversial short story, and to an extent, justifying her disposition of being a rebel in a then orthodox society. Read full review on The Times of India.