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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Suddenly the smooth description of the progenitor disappears as a myriad of characters suddenly come to the fore, confusing the whole story very badly. This novel was her personal favourite among all her books.

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Aag Ka Darya By Qurat Ul Ain Hairder

The novel starts from yeas ago, in the time when Alexander the great and Darius third were fighting it out. It is important to note that by then Pakistan’s ideology had been hijacked by the government to suit their own purpose. Want to Read saving….

One of the most outstanding literary names in Urdu literature, she is best known for her magnum opus, Aag Ka Darya River of Firea novel first published in Urdu in from Lahore, Pakistan, that stretches from the 4th century BC to post partition of India. History does not seem to be very important with the local people, who only seem to be occupied with accepting all vagaries of life, all masters, abhorring conflict, content to spend their lives in trying to find the meaning of life.

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. Sehrish Nazir rated it really liked it Dec 31, Her mother Nazar Sajjad was a famous writer too. At this point in time, she made perhaps the most difficult decision of her life. Mar 23, Imran rated it really liked it Shelves: Quratulain Haider wrote her magnum opus Aag ka Darya River of fire in when she was 30 years old.


The naturally talented girl nurtured her skills and started her career as a writer while she was still in her mid teens. No wonder Quratulain Hyder left Pakistan to settle back in India. The novel was heavily criticised for portraying Partition as a tragedy, use of medieval Buddhist and Hindu philosophy and noel a rich picture of a multicultural pre-Partition Lucknow society where all communities lived in peace and harmony. The protagonist Chandni Begum appears briefly at the climax.

If second half of the book, which covers around pages of the book was properly editedit would have saved novek whole book.

With it, she achieved the greatest milestone in her career. Just a moment while we sign you fariya to your Goodreads account. 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.

The next hero is a Muslim soldier katib, the jumping a couple of thousand years 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. Annie rated it it was ok Apr 05, Interweaving parables, legends, dreams, diaries, and letters, Hyder’s prose is lyrical and witty. Addi rated it it was amazing Nov 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page.

At some point kq time she got fascinated by the interesting and colourful history of her illustrious family.

Imran rated it it was amazing May 14, The second one is an exact copy of ‘teri bhi sanam khaney’ which I found tough going as most of the characters were going through their lives without much excitement or action. The cultured girls of Lucknow seem to be in hot demand of eligible bachelors the world over. It is two novels dairya one.

To view it, click here. Aag ka Darya is a book that questions the relevance of religion in defining Indian identity. Khalil rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Milestones of the story are political upheavals and the human tragedy which followed. First published inAag ka Darya encompasses the fates of four recurring characters over two and a half millennia: Quratulain uncovered a wealth of information in form of old letters, photographs and literary references.


With the curiosity of a child, she would detect links between two seemingly unrelated things and then find a universe of relation between them. Reviews for the English translation: The style and incidents are quite similar to that of Ismat Chughtai’s ‘TeRhi Lakeer’ which is of course not one of best variya of Chugtai. She connects little coincidences with greater implications and thus creates a fascinating story.

Urdu’s greatest novels: Aag ka Darya and beyond

Their admirers were wealthy tradesmen, hereditary nobles and even Nawabs and Rajas of princely states. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Its an experience of another level reading this classic. Her foresight, wisdom, sense of history and culture, vast knowledge, meaningful understanding of the human condition, linguistic excellence, poetic sensibilities and a beautiful style of writing truly set her apart from all other writers in Urdu.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lucknow did not see much physical tragedy and violence but the social upheaval was overwhelming. Dr Tanzeel rated it really liked it Dec 24, The next hero is a Muslim soldier katib, the j What a novel, I cannot believe any Indian Muslim would be capable of writing such literature after growing up in a very conservative, Islami, Zia Ul Haqqi Pakistan. A unique technique of storytelling is used in this novel.

She could foresee that once the government started curbing civil liberties, there would be no end to it.