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Ismat Chughtai 103rd birth anniversary: Google doodle honours iconic writer

Ismat Chughtai: In adherence to the literary movement of the partition era, Chughtai was one of the most notable beacons of the Progressive Writer's Association- an umbrella organisation of left-leaning writers with Marxist undercurrents which included writers like Manto and Faiz Ahmad 'Faiz'.

‘Ismat Chughtai’s Teen Anari, a novella for children, is pure fun’

The story is about learning by doing; while students clamour for the teacher’s blood, Kakku finds what being a student—and a teacher—is all about.


Ismat Chughtai birth anniversary: A look at her memorable work

Ismat Chughtai was one of the pillars in Urdu literature and through her writing she constantly shed light on issues like female desires and sexuality, conflicts of the middle class and their aspirations.

Who was Ismat Chughtai?

Ismat Chughtai was writing alongside Saadat Hasan Manto, Rajinder Singh Bedi, and explored female sexuality, class conflict, and middle-class morality through her writings. One of her most enduring works remains the short story, Lihaaf (The Quilt).

In a Woman’s World

The third Motley play based on Ismat Chughtai’s writings, Aurat! Aurat!! Aurat!!!, is an intimate portrayal of the maverick author and her ideologies.

Birth centenary of Ismat Chughtai: In her narration, author brings alive Urdu poet’s characters

In the countdown to CLF 2015, the birth centenary of Chughtai was celebrated in Chandigarh with an absorbing session at the Alliance Francaise on Thursday.


The Begum’s Speech: Ismat Chughtai was not just a provocative writer who wrote about women

Ismat wrote as she spoke, and vice versa: in the style of women from sharif families in western Uttar Pradesh, a language now known as begumati zubaan.

Wind of change

With a restored print and surround sound, Garm Hava returns to theatres after four decades.

“Manto’s strength is in his imagery and his language”

Actor Naseeruddin Shah on the beauty of Manto’s works.

Her Words,Her Worlds

Ismat Chughtai’s exuberant portrait of herself