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Did u like it? Khadija died in London on July 25, and was buried in Lahore.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is around the struggle of independence, the political tussle within a household, poverty, love, heartbreak. She has published five books of short stories and two novels. These episodes leave her with no faith where romance is concerned, especially since she is also an appalled witness to the marriages of her mother and aunt, to khdaija who khadiia more wedded to their politics.

Sara Saif Shabana wrote: Why did those characters keep visiting Patna or Delhi? Its characters, main idea, struggles and plot twists are natural.

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The women of the household are engrossed in gossips and picking fights over events in the past. Its not a story of just victims but of those they victimized. Khadija began writing short stories in The thing that makes this novel interesting is that msstoor not about the freedom fighters or the politicians who sacrificed their lives for the freedom. This book is about a family that got disrupted during the political unrest that started around the s in British-ruled-Hindustan.


When she could not find the manuscript, she sat down and wrote it all over again. She has published five books of short stories and two novels.

Still, I wish to find some historical literature of pre-partition that would show me the struggles of the men of that time. I loved how the book had a feminist tone, which was very ahead of its time. But after reading this novel i It took me a while to finish this book. Lists with This Book. No trivia or quizzes yet. He was best known for his rare collection of voice recordings of renowned artists, poets, writers and other eminent individuals from Pakistan and South Asia.

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Interestingly enough in this cloistered space, reserved for women, men who are related by blood seem to have right of access and given a surprisingly free hand to romance, stalk, molest or manipulate their cousins.

Her stories are based on social and moral values and as well as political. Then there were tons of emotion of growing up in such closed-up space. Retrieved 25 June Nov 17, Luthien rated it liked it. All of that said, the genius child that Aliya is a bit convenient.

Its a tale narrated by a young Aliyah who witnesses the lives of her family, her father, elder sister, mother and a cousin who lives kyadija them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He migrated to Pakistan on 17 Octoberafter the independence of Pakistan, and settled in Karachi where he joined the advertising business and remained in this profession for more than 50 mastoog.

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For me, it is a novel of significant absences, no less important for what it is not than for what it is. Archived from the original on 3 February Oct 09, Rizwan rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanda Meetha Paani – winner of Hijra Award 7.


Technically, this space is not confined to women only — as conveyed by the title — but it contrasts with the more open and public spaces available to men.

That too, in the shadow of a long history of being elites then suddenly turning poor because of a recently failed independence movement. In social terms, this book is believeable because the women of my society tend to make a lot sacrifices that men Like many, I was directed to this book by a chapter in the Urdu text book of my elder sister.

She keeps others before herself but in over-analysing people and relationships, she herself remains at loss. The many characters are clearly delineated and memorable, each sad and unfulfilled in their own way. There is a reason I don’t read much of Urdu literature – It breaks my heart.

Maztoor Qureshi rated it liked it Dec 15, How I can read this book online? This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat She and her sister Hajra Masroor migrated to Lahore, Pakistan and settled there. Biography Picture gallery List s.

He flirts with Chammi and tries to force himself on Aliya as the two female cousins become a contrasting pair, not rivals in love.