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Rashid Jahan: A Spark That Lit the Fire

A biography brings to life the forgotten Progressive Urdu writer, Rashid Jahan, whose stories opened the doors to the zenana

Blast from the Past

A couple of years before Independence,as novelists wrote on nationalism and the Raj,a 17-year-old defied convention and wrote in a genre not so widely acclaimed in the subcontinent then — detective fiction in Urdu.