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Ismat Chughtai () ~~~~~~~~~~~. *Chauthi ka jora (The 'fourth-day' outfit) ()*, in an extremely literal, annotated, text-linked translation by FWP. An Urdu novelette by the famed writer Ismat Chughtai. Ismat's name figures with distinction among the Progressive Writers Association. Lihaaf - Ismat Chughtai. IdentifierLihaafTheQuiltIsmatChughtai. Identifier-arkark:/ /tqx9d. OcrABBYY FineReader Ppi

Most often she approached her narrative through an undistinguished first-per- son narrator. In contrast to her contemporaries, she used a distinctive language, often infusing the narrative with the wit, liveliness, and vocabu- lary characteristic of the Begmati Urdu of the arena she depicts. Rather, it provides a unique view of such human universals as the price of social acceptance, the fate of lovers attempting to cross social boundaries, the consequences of selfishness and greed, the tensions be- tween religious credulity and skepticism, and the capacity of human be- ings for both self-delusion and self-sacrifice.

Occasional translations into English of her short stories have appeared in collections of twentieth-century Urdu fiction, and in this journal and the Journal of South Asian Literature.

Now a substantial body of her work is available in English in three recent publications by the talented translator Tahira Naqvi.

Its forty-four chapters are largely episodic and gallop from one event to another with little sense of the passage of time. Despite its third-person narration, its point of view is limited to what its protago- nist Shamshad can observe and guess. Thus, although it provides an in- depth depiction of her own psycho-social development, largely by de- scribing her relationships with others and her feelings about people and events, it almost never gets into the heads of the other characters.

Even so, the novel is more than a historical artifact and holds more interest for the contemporary reader than simply the autobiographical. In the first phase, the action of the novel occurs primarily at home, in a largely female soci- ety. For Shamshad, the most important relationships are with females: her wet-nurse, her sister Manjhu, Bari Apa, and her female friends at school.

Here she encounters a mixed-gender society and learns to relate to men, albeit in the restricted ways allowed at the time. In the third phase, Shamshad enters the colonial milieu, becoming the headmistress of a national school and interacting with government offi- cials. More important, despite her deeper involvement in the nationalist movement, she meets and marries an Irish man and thus encounters at a personal level the communal antagonisms and strains of the colonial ex- perience.

The English text is peppered with Urdu words, fortunately without distracting notes. For the uninitiated reader, a brief glossary is provided at the back of the book, with a helpful list of the most commonly used Urdu kinship terms. The volume begins with an appreciative preface by Anita Desai, who characterizes Ismat as a truly liberated soul, as someone who is both inside and outside traditional culture and consequently able to depict it both sympathetically and criti- cally.

Told in the first person from the point of view of a child, but filtered through the recollections of an adult, the story thus depends for its effect on the contrast between those points of view, between the confusion of the child and the under- standing of the adult. Belying the humor, however, the irony and pain in the ending of the story, in which the widower dies and the young second wife is stranded, are also unmistakable.

In the ironic ending of the story, the man fails to recognize Sarla in her new outfit. The story is heavily critical of both the pressure exerted on a single woman to attract a man and the wiles thought necessary to do so.

Secondly, among English writers different from the male tradition. This is essential to Lawrence s reputation has undergone vicissitudes, present the natural shape of their thought without, as fluctuating wildly and producing extreme reaction of Woolf says, crushing or distorting it. Lawrence s works in England while theirs in India smat s stories, indeed, are a reflection of her society.

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Rebecca West s complaint about and moral deterioration of the society. She focused, Lawrence, They were acknowledged as great but especially, on the plight of women in a suffocating and posthumously. They were quite unusual for their times. She has remarkably seen as the champion of freedom and individualism in depicted the social and emotional exploitation and the countries with oppressive regimes….

Anne, She consequent deprivations of women. Ismat remarkably mentions India too.

Similarly, Ismat and Manto, in India uses irony and satire to explode the balloon of hypocrisy are seen as champions of liberalism. Sexual subject in and to expose the double standards of a so called pious, their work is used as a need to seek freedom from social rigid and superstitious society.

To call her a social critic obligations and as a means to discover personal will not be wrong. She holds a unique place because of authenticity. Humor and wit embedded in her boldness and truthfulness.

Stark realism and use of human psyche. Her life as well as the world around her coincidences remind us of Hardy.

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Hardy was also was pacing smoothly, when her story The Quilt attacked for his frank treatment of sex in Tess and exploded like a bomb and caused great tumult as no one Judethe Obscure. Some critics blamed the latter for could expect such blasphemy from a woman. In a preaching free love. Havelock Ellis defended him. Ismat who translated many less than challenging god. Overnight, she became works of Hardy was definitely influenced by him not notorious.

She had no female predecessor in Urdu who only in her treatment of female characters but also in dared to explore the prohibited area. She had to undergo discussing their sexuality. Use of mild irony and a trial because of this story. They smat s stories are unique as far as their plot, cannot accept lesbianism as subject of a story for it can characterization and use of language are concerned.

The corrupt young minds. They attack what is not at all language used by her is the living language spoken by depicted in it and do not appreciate the irony embedded common people in domestic zone, varying in tone in the story that highlights a very important social according to various characters belonging to different problem. In Urdu literature, the credit goes to Ismat, a classes, professions and age groups. Even Muhammad woman, who explored such suppressed regions of Sadiq, who complains that a few of her short stories are female psyche.

The trial issued many other problems instincts and emotions are crushed against her will. They like public insult and above all disturbed family life. She are not allowed to take the natural course and result is calls it an ill-fated story that became a constant source perversion.

Shahid threatened to Ismat looks for the motives of this perversion divorce her. Newspapers were full of articles against her; throughout the story. She tells why Rabbu and Begum heated debates followed in the literary circle; she Jaan are having this relationship.

The former is received letters filled with filth against her. A case had economically dependent, while the latter is emotionally been filed against Manto too. He kept his head high, and sexually frustrated, being married to a person who while she felt guilty and embarrassed. Things were could not fulfill her physical needs. She is married to an different for her because she was a woman, and social elderly nawab to lead a comfortable life. The nawab pressure on her mounted double. Years later, Ismat met …was very virtuous.

No one had ever seen a notch girl Begum in a party, who knew that The Quilt was based or prostitute in his house Chughtai, a. But, piety on her life.

Ismat was extremely happy to know that alone is not sufficient. Body, too, has its claims and having divorced nawab. Begum married again and had a demands. That was exactly what Ismat had wanted; to free e kept an open house for students young, fair, slender- Begum from the clutches of Rabbu and lead a happy waisted boys whose expenses were borne by him married life.

This reminds us of D. Lawrence s Lady Chughtai, a. Begum Jaan was forced to live alone. Here, we find a No one can deny the truthfulness with which Ismat slight reference to Nawab s homosexuality.

Later in the portrayed socio-economic and sexual exploitation story, we come to know that Rabbu s son also stayed suffered by woman. The Wedding Suit depicts the with Nawab. Rabbu… Chughtai, a. These ellipses say a lot Qualities of soul like piety, sincerity, hard work and about him. It is interesting to note that the critics who skillfulness in domestic chores all become insignificant objected to lesbianism in the story mainly because it without affordability of good dowry.

Kubra s mother, a was for the first time explored in Urdu and that also by a seamstress, has spent her life sewing dowries of many woman ignored the references to sexual perversion of young girls. She never disappoints anyone and resolves nawab himself. Her Begum Jaan loves winter. The quilt is used as a symbol. She does not realize that her younger sleeping with Rabbu.

The protagonist is a guest at daughter has also grown up. How can she think of her Begum s house for as long as her mother is out of city. She is horrified to explain successfully used black humor to present a timeless the movement of the quilt in the dark, …shaking problem. Bi Amma, regardless of the hopelessness, vigorously, as though an elephant was struggling continues sewing clothes for Kubra s wedding and puts inside Chughtai, a.

She is unable to understand them into a wooden box. Ismat uses the metaphor of that it is a monstrous desire that is changing different heavy coffin like wooden box to make it clear that a shapes, stealing dark pleasures banned and denied poor widow cannot expect much for her daughter.

In her a few words. The visual image of the movement of the interview, Ismat strongly criticized these taboos and the quilt is followed, next night, by the slurping sound of a girls who followed them. She vehemently opposed the cat licking a plate Chughtai, a.

She did not believe in n The Name of Those Married Women , published in compromise and thought it to be a deception. A girl s another book with a different title, The Quilt Trial , is an self-esteem should not be tamed to compromise with account of the trial she had to undergo because of her every injustice done to her. All claims of brotherhood and religious freedom traditional training of girls leads to nothing.

Their are shattered when it comes to inter religious marriage. Instead male dominating society make them an easy prey. Rahat of resolving conflicts, it is creating distances, problems does not propose her.

On the contrary, he makes fun of and causing bloodshed. The controversial ideas are their poverty and low-standard food served to them. The word responsibility to bring Rahat around to propose Kubra. Kafir is used in different contexts, with different Hamida tries her best but in return, she is stung with his connotations as an abuse and rebuke, and finally is filthy eyes and suggestive remarks.

She understands explained in poetic terms where it means beloved. She feels agony to see Kubra s hands busy religious difference. They frequently call each other kafir in silent service, …they remain busy like bond slaves, and threaten each other with hell and angels with iron from morning till night, grounding spices, drawing rods.

Their hearts beat together. Munni celebrates Holi water, chopping onions, laying the bed, cleaning shoes. When will their slavery end?

Will there be no downloaders for Pushkar celebrates Eid with her for that he becomes a them? Will no one ever kiss them lovingly? Chughtai, Muslim.

Passion transcends all boundaries and lines a. The stark realism of these lines lays bare the drawn by class and religious differences. Isamt shows bitter fact of a society where an expected son in law is how religion becomes a plaything in the hands of served beyond one s capacity. The metaphor of to earn their own ends. Their quarrel is compared to hands is extended. The hands that knitted it are meant indu-Muslim riots Chughtai, a.

Ismat has to rock the cradle. Clasp these hands, you ass! Ismat successfully presents the Muslims and Hindus have been living together in peace insensitivity of the society, manifested in the character for centuries, but manipulated by politicians and of Rahat, deaf and blind to the needs of an aging girl and religious scholars become bloodthirsty for one another. The blunt expression of pain is free from The following exchange of dialogues highlights the need sentimentalism though it is heartrending enough to for open-mindedness and liberalism to maintain peace make one cry at the helplessness of the family.

Having a the world. Do you know in what sense poets have manhood, he never looks back at the spoils. Kubra, used the word kafir? Unlike her wedding Munni: That kafir is different, you Hindu donkey!

She must wear it and Pushkar: Are Hindu donkeys different from depart for the grave. Ismat has ruthlessly criticized the Muslim donkeys? And how about one-sided and partial laws of the society where nothing Jewish donkeys? They are exploited by the powerful and We had great fun debating how to classify donkeys thrown away. Sons in laws are beyond their affordability based on religion Chughtai, a. Ismat makes us in an environment where without heavy dowry no one question, why a person belonging to one religion should proposes agirl.

Religion, a source of comfort n Kafir , Ismat has questioned the validity of religious and peace, should not become a source of pain, agony differences. The topic discussed in it is rather more and hatred. Pushkar, we are slaves. We ve no her skin. Society dictates it Chughtai, humour Kafir is an example of mild irony and humor, a. Once they secretly open a gift and are There is no other option left for self-fulfillment. The embarrassed to find a dress of pink net. This net is a word Kafir finally changes its meaning and takes on the symbolic net in which they are caught.

A net of their poetic significance in the end. Its sight The Net is a remarkable example of the psychoanalysis triggers a chain of strange thoughts and develops a of the development of female psyche from early secret rivalry in them.

The development of selfhood childhood to adulthood. She presents how innocent accomplishes itself at this stage, when both hide their friendship between two friends grows, with changing feelings from each other.

Like snakes they guard each desires, into rivalry.

In a conservative society, where other. Returning the dress to Apa and mentioning Anwar everyone gets conscious about the physical changes, Bhai betrays their secret feelings. Each wants to wear girls become even more conscious and the only safe the dress herself and wants to get rid of the other.

Attan emotional outlet for them is to read sentimental stories is caught trying the dress. Saffiya betrays her to Apa. She and identify themselves with the heroines. They would is denied the privacy that a growing girl requires to view read sentimental stories in the dark room, get worked her body and feel the changes in it.

This dark room is their external subconscious artist. The mole becomes a symbol of the irresistible where they can express their suppressed emotions that attraction between the two sexes, male and female, are socially banned.

Wearing vests makes them envious which despite the great social and intellectual difference of their brother moving without his shirt on.


Physical and distances between an artist and a girl from the growth has different meanings for girls and boys. The slums supersedes all these distinctions. Piety or moral former faces restrictions while the latter wins freedom. Virginia Woolf also looks at death as a means to win Isamt presents a conflict between two life styles; natural freedom. Rani is a Pan like figure who lives an instinctive could- be sister. Unlike her brother, she would be denied life. Her talent would be wasted in Chughtai.

He never felt as disturbed as drawing domestic chores. The only path open to her to realize a sketch of Rani, who is completely unmanageable. She herself would be to commit suicide. Like Ismat, Virginia invites his attention to the mole on her breast and was extremely conscious of her status as a sister, having narrates her fling with Ratna and Chunnu, while taking been denied all that was given to her brothers.

Choudhry was dumbfounded at her Delcimer, He could Ismat, as an expert psychologist, lays bare the fact that not decide whether to respond to the call of nature or to sexual consciousness first takes on the form of maintain his composed disposition. He tried to cool narcissism. The girls enjoy playing with their bodies and himself down in the small pond nearby. To his shock, he bathroom becomes their retreat. Rani looked Liberation from all inhibitions.

He could not abrasive object to rub against their body to cure the withstand the call of nature and paid the price in form of continuous tickle…. Later, sexual life-long frustration and sense of deprivation. He lost his desire transforms into idealizing their teachers. They source of inspiration with Rani who had disappeared feel attached to their teachers to the extent of somewhere.

His lifetime piety and goodwill paid him infatuation. Adulthood makes their life miserable. As Rani, caught by police for throwing her Anonymous desires disturb them, especially as they illegitimate child, swore in court of his innocence, work as messengers between their elder sisters and Choudhry is impotent Chughtai.

He went their lovers. They feel jealous of their sisters and want to insane.

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Yes, he wished an accomplice! If he had known that he Like a suspicious husband, he becomes jealous of would be acquitted in that manner, he would not milkman, school teacher and anyone talking to Lajo.

The Chughtai, a. Marriage and insanity. Choudhry ends with obsessive compulsive means the end of romance.

Man loves stolen sweets psychological disorder of drawing long, conical, round more than the simple food he gets at home. Later, Bano loses his interest in his wife though a mistress can hold Qudsia, in her novel Raja Gidh, compares Eros to a everlasting appeal. Marriage and divorce were like violent horse, which, if carefully and skillfully handled, is nightmares and Lajo was happy that they were over.

Otherwise, it can destroy been killed for the sake of honor. Mirza is happy to see everything and hinder one s spiritual growth. Lawrence too, used Pan as a counterforce to Christ and She is his house maker. Finney xxii Pan states the bitter reality of a feudal society, where maids made frequent appearances in his works like The White are used as dolls to satisfy the needs of growing sons and Peacock, Apocalypse and The Overtone.

He celebrates the discarded later.

At the same time, Ismat discusses the call of nature against all external checks. Parallel man and a girl from the gutter; moreover it questions runs the theme of the development of a child s the validity of marriage itself.

Marriage is prone to consciousness of her surroundings through observation breed more problems as it makes one possessive and and mimicry. Gainda, a maid and playmate of Bibi, consequently suspicious. It is a name of becomes a widow at a very young age. She can no longer responsibilities, which spoil the freedom of life. On the play bride as she cannot wear sindoor or bangles other hand, free relationship promises the benefits of anymore. Life s pleasures are banned for her though the marriage like companionship and cooperation without flame of life is not extinguished in her.

Voicing the social any disadvantages. This story is a strong satire on the code cannot help and later, not only she accedes to play double standards of the society. For Ismat a marriage, bride with Bibi but becomes mistress of Bibi s brother.

Meva Ram, who fortunately paid her no attention. She Ismat laughs at the hypocrisy of a society that draws a cannot bear her brother paying attention to Gainda, line between a debauch man and a whore. A man can ignoring her. She suffers from Electra complex. It is remain respectable even if he goes to brothels but an strange that Ismat does not focus on developing it as a orphan girl, forced to lead a promiscuous life to earn her separate theme in the story.

Lajo falls in love Saffiya are attracted towards Bhayia , lover of Aapa; in with the house out of necessity, for it is the only house The Mole , Rani is attracted to Choudhry, much where she gets the chance to rule. Without a mistress, it advanced in his age and vice versa; in Tiny s Granny , it was as good as hers.

A house does not belong to a man. Mirza too, rapes a nine-year-old Nanhi. Bhabi Jan, a woman enchained in male counterpart. Samina, an educated girl from a rich Muslim gutter, living her life without a care in the world. Bhabi family, marries secretly her Hindu class fellow, Tushar, Jan, like Bhabi Jan of Chataan , an untranslated story of son to a Seth.

Her father, Siddiqi Sahib, though a liberal Ismat, is a helpless figure.

Her husband loses interest in and broadminded person, cannot bear this shame. Same her as soon as he finds, his beautiful doll-like bride is true of Tushar s parents.

Being conservative indus, turning into a permanently sick woman Chughtai. They convert the a.

Her consecutive abortions add to her worries. In bride to Hinduism and perform the marriage according a society where a wife is expected to provide man with to Arya Samaj rituals. Siddiqi Sahib accepts the an heir, her life turns into a misery.

Having lost her marriage and brings the couple back only to convert beauty, bearing no child, she loses rest of the territory as them back to Islam.

Faith on both sides seems to be in well. The following lines sum up the plight of any danger and God in wrath. The title, again, is ironical as married woman living in the same situation. She knew the sacred duty of a religious scholar is reduced to that another miscarriage would be her husband s ticket merely conversion of a person from another religion to to a second marriage.

Now Bhai Jan could do anything in his religion.He lost his desire transforms into idealizing their teachers. To call her a social critic obligations and as a means to discover personal will not be wrong. On the train, a woman Tushar, conversion to Islam makes no difference as he boards, who is helpless with labor pains. The film was well received by audiences and the success translated directly into a rise in Chughtai's popularity, as noted by writer and critic Shams Kanwal.

He never felt as disturbed as drawing domestic chores.