Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Google Groundbreaking Celebrates 107th Birthday of Indian Writer

Google Groundbreaking Celebrates 107th Birthday of Indian Writer

Google Groundbreaking Celebrates 107th Birthday of Indian Writer

Today's Google doodle celebrates the life of Ismat Chughtai, an Indian writer whose work was celebrated - and sensor - for his honest portrayal of the lives of women.
One of the most famous Urdu writers, Ismat Chughtai was born on August 21, 1915 in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh. Along with the likes of Chughati, Sadat Hassan Manto and Rajinder Singh Bedi, women's sexuality, class struggle and middle-class ethics were discovered. One of his most enduring works is the short story, Lihaf (quilt) which appeared in the literary journal of 'Adab-e-Latif' in Lahore. The perspective of a young girl was told, the story explored the topic of homosexuality under 'Lihaaf'. Published in 1942, the courageous, symbolic writings of Chagatai gave birth to a controversy and the author found himself at the end of criticism of criticism. Later, allegations of obscenity were against him too.
His works include short stories like Kalyan, Ek Bat, Choten. Seldom to bow down at conferences, Chagatai wrote about women, their wishes and persecution constantly. His novel Teddy Tara (The Crooked Line) is one of the famous works in Urdu literature.
Her protagonist Shama is a rebel, a headache and knows what she wants. Chughati Indian Muslims present a word picture while under the colonial rule, and investigate their struggles and desires. Often considered as the semi-autobiographical work of the author, Tedhi Ledger is also his great masterpiece, which provides a comment on the condition of the country before independence.

Chughtai died on October 24, 1991 and remains an integral part of Urdu literature. Their work continues to debate and there is no discussion about feminist literature or female writers.

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