Ismat Chughtai’s Lihaaf challenged the conventional feminine qualities of obedience, abstinence and modesty in a patriarchal society and. SHORT STORY Lihaaf [The Quilt] O Ismat Chughtai Translated from Urdu by M. Asaduddin In the last issue of manushi, while reviewing Deepa Mehta’s Fire, we. Read this article to know about Lihaaf The Quilt summary by Ismat Chughtai. Lihaf is an Urdu short story that made Ismat Chughtai popular for its controversies .

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Begum Jaan lay still Amma was taking so long to return from Agra!

Lihaaf Summary | Ismat Chughtai | English Summary

Sometimes her face seemed to change shape under my gaze and looked as though it were the face of a young boy Although veiled, the references were not missed by the readers. Rasheed Amjad 1 Dr. My own brothers and their puny, little friends! My heart yearned in anguish for Amma. At my age my other sisters were busy drawing admirers while I fought with any boy or girl I ran into!

Or was it when she watched through the drawing room door the increasing number of firm-calved, supple- waisted boys and delicacies begin to come for them from the kitchen! She knew well that there was no one in that chhughtai, not even a mouse, with which I could get into a fight.

As she tossed and turned, her quilt made newer shapes on the wall but none of them held promise of life for her. But what followed was confusion and questions. Her skin was also white and smooth and seemed as though someone had stitched it tightly over lohaf body.


How proud Lohaf felt! Everyone used to say that I was possessed by evil spirits. Israr Ahmad 1 Dr. Salty About Rajma Chawal: What do you want?

I was scared stiff. I tried to protest. Her outspoken and controversial style of writing made her the passionate voice for the unheard, and chughtqi has become an inspiration for the younger generation of writers, readers and intellectuals. I again began rubbing her back which was smooth as the top of a table. Her hair was black and always bathed in oil. S Ismat Chughtai Urdu: Her eyelids were heavy and eyelashes dense.

Ahmad Safi 3 Dr. Want to Read saving…. This is the feeling of every girl who is newly married yet her desires were never fulfilled by her husband that she wanted to gratify her wishes by other means. The quilt crept into my brain and began to grow larger. Books by Ismat Chughtai.

Left to myself, I would have run out to the street — even further away! Naseer Ahmad NAsir 2 Dr.

DIL KI DUNYA: Lihaf A Beautiful Urdu Short Story By Ismat chughtai

Rabbu used to massage her back for hours together. Libaf a Reply Cancel reply. Begum Jaan had not eaten anything the whole day. Mohan, in her argument, departs sharply from the general accepted reading of the text. Begum Jan is bereft of any maternal instincts and sees the narrator merely as a replacement of Rabbu. Is it possible for someone to post an English transliteration of this novel? She was pressing me as though I were a lijaf doll and the odour of her warm body made me almost throw up.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She began counting my ribs. She looked a picture of grandeur, reclining on the couch.

When Amma decided to go to Agra, she left me with Begum Jaan for a week. Speaking for myself, if anyone were to touch my body so often I would certainly rot to death. How tight this sweater is! He had performed Haj and helped several others to do it. Rifakath ali March 2, at Her husband, the Nawab, was much older than her and was thought to be extremely respectable for never having had any encounters with prostitutes.

I had never seen the parting of her hair crooked, nor a single hair out of place.

Why Is No One Talking About The Child Sexual Abuse In Chughtai’s Lihaaf?

Tea was set on a tripod next to her. The lonely Begum starts to wither but is saved by Rabbo, her masseuse. All the toys and sweets of the world had no interest for me. Begum Jaan grew more and more irritable. Turning my face away chjghtai her I sipped my tea. One dresses up to impress people. These relatives, free-loaders all, made her blood boil. Posted by Israr Ahmad at 1: