HINDI, CLASSIC, NOVEL, Qurratulain Hyder, AAG KA DARIYA. Read Aag Ka Dariya book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on Dus Pratinidhi Kahaniyan: Qurratulain Hyder. Qurratulain Hyder. Aag Ka Darya is a novel written by Qurratulain Hyder in the context of an Indian subcontinent partition. It has been described as “one of the Indian Subcontinent’s .

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Qurratulain Hyder was an influential Indian Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. The flowing river which she uses as an emblem of th I can easily imagine Hydr Hyder rejoicing with culmination at having written Aag Ka Darya.


The men bt sort out their responsibilities to women, betraying them again and again and then ending up surprised at their own moral turpitude.

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When I started to read it, it was being felt very boring as it had a lot Sanskrit words, terms and philosophies. It is two novels in one. The flowing river which she uses as an emblem of this is haunting. The second bit of the novel has brought the rating down to 3 stars. Jan 17, Ahmed Iqbal marked it as to-read.

Aag Ka Darya / آگ کا دریا

Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. From Aag ka Darya to the River of Fire. But the book’s scope is still truly magnificent. To the Lighthouse is a love, but placing it alongside this reveals colors of a World the world is led to believe in.

This makes it pertinent to know the notion of nation in Qurratualain Hyder. A story is starts off randomly and qurrathlain left eariya. Outside of Gautam existing to tell me the woes of his empire, outside of Champa telling me the similarities between the Turks and the Persians and how they both inspired Delhi, I do not feel like they think much.


We are a nation without a nation, flying in the air without a base to return to. If a novel forces you to stop now and then, and consider your own life and it’s extensions and from where it got extended, then there should be no doubt about the eloquent depth of that novel. 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.

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Here comes another major theme of this novel, rather a question. Books by Qurratulain Hyder. And she argues for a culture that is inclusive: During the course of over years of incarnations, the philosophies of Buddhism, colonialismHinduismMarxismIslamism and Nationalism are frequently used in the contextualization of the plots.

What is the use of harping about unity of a weak and miskeen Ummah? Apr 21, Rural Soul rated it really liked it.

Gautam, Champa, Kamal, and Cyril. Aag ka Darya was completed in and it was published in Even for someone well versed in Indian history, this book takes some effort, but is well worth it!

daruya We get to see a very realistic and unbiased discourse of the narratives cultivated in the minds of ordinary citizens regarding colonialism, independence and post colonialism. Her first hero is a Brahmin barmachariya, who is a talented artist who finds inspiration in a failed romance. Its a story that waves in time and Characters are woven in such a way that it holds your interest, Book starting from the times when people were leaving their loved ones for intellectual pursuits, just after the death of Gautam Budha.

Despite these flaws, and Qurrarulain do wish this work is retranslated in the future, history, aesthetics, and the metaphysics of loss run deep in River of Fire. A superb masterpiece which should be read by all from the subcontinent and those who wish to make sense of various crisscrossing currents of history, society and religion. Hope I can some day gather the strength to read it in Urdu.


In retrospect, I really align with them, if not with their philosophical approaches to situations then at least with the way their lives eventually play out.

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The rich children of Zamindars debate esoteric qudratulain of Marxism and arrange marriage matches cariya their endogamous communities while poor famine victims starve to death on railway stations. We see this continuity in the characters of Qurratulain Hyder. Qurratualain Hyder highlights in the last section of the novel the ill-treatment of people of East Pakistan the present Bangladesh at the hands of the officers of West Pakistan the present Pakistan and there was the sense hatred in West Pakistan.

Identities, nation states, human aspirations, human creation, they all fade to ruination and are absorbed into the Earth. Aag KA Daryaarguably, the best novel ever written in urdu literaurethe story spans over the period of thousand years, i have reads Qurat ul ain for the 1st time and my dearthe splendid knowledge the lady has is just phenomenal.

The story creeps inside you, bit by bit, until it permanently extends itself inside you. India as a nation is not just only a particular culture of a particular community. Set during four Indian epochs the daiya, the medieval, the colonial, and the modern post-nationalthe novel is a medit Never before available in English, River of Fire, originally published as Aag ka Darya inis without question the most qurratulan novel of 20th-century Urdu literature.