“The quilt” (“lihaaf” in urdu) is one of her famous short stories Lihaf: Translated from Urdu, a story by Ismat Chughtai. Whenever I get under my. URDU ADAB: Lihaf; a Famous Urdu Short Story by Ismat Chughtai. Sham Ki Barish (Rain of the Evening) an Urdu novelette based on love story. Lihaf A Beautiful Urdu Short Story By Ismat chughtai. لحاف. You might also like: حوا کی بیٹی تماشہ نہیں Hawa ki Beti Tamasha Nahi Hai A.

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It looked as if there was a big toad under that quilt jumping and would jump out on me any moment. She started to laugh hard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Her hands were big and slick and she had a slender, sexy waist.

Saleem Wahid Saleem 1 Dr. I fell asleep feeling very nervous. The lady Ismat had characterized, met the author years later and said that because of this story she was able to leave her husband.

URDU ADAB: Lihaf; a Famous Urdu Short Story by Ismat Chughtai

She moved around very little. Rizwan Iismat January 1, at 8: Urdu Diary Club August 23, at Ribbo was still there scratching Begum Jan when I went to bed. Published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latifit led to much controversy, uproar and an obscenity trial, where Ismat had to defend herself in the Lahore Court as well for this work.


Frightened, I took my shoes off, quietly got off the cot, and hit the light switch. Ahmad Safi 3 Dr. Newer Post Older Post Home. uedu

I thought she was going to die. But he had a very peculiar hobby. To Decant or not to Decant? All of a sudden her emaciated body started to inflate. Shahid Khan February 18, at 3: I read this story the moment I knew it sued Ismat for urddu.

Lihaf: A story by Ismat Chughtai

Her eyelids had become even heavier, her lips had this black streak on them and, despite cold weather, llhaf sweat-droplets sparkled on her lips and nose. She remained a prisoner in that house. Aslam Farrukhi 1 Dr. Because of that hand-flash, about a foot of the quilt was lifted up exposing the inside. She lost her sleep and became a starving rag, and started to wear one too. The question was where should I sleep?

He had taken the financial responsibility for all those fair-skinned adolescent boys with slim waists who lived in his house. Jacquelyn August 15, at 1: Despite that quilt, padded with new fluffy cotton, she would lie in bed cold.


She was considered the grand dame of Urdu fiction, as one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story, the other three being Saadat Hasan MantoKrishan Chanderand Rajinder Singh Bedi. She lived, and lived well. She always had a light shawl on her. Just recite the Aytul Kursi to yourself.

Ismat chughtai’s lihaaf

Massages with that strange oil brought her back to life. Zara December chughtwi, at That poor skinny little Begum had emaciated out of loneliness. Nawab Sahib will not budge.

TariqRaheel September 4, at 5: I kept scratching slowly. Thanks for posting this! Anonymous May 5, at Posted in Stories B’Creative.

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But other than strong perfume, sandalwood and henna, I could smell nothing else. The whiter Begum Jan, the redder Ribbo, just like a burning red piece of hot iron. Only thestudents lived in his house.