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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Who of us know nothing about Urdu Lit? I do not understand much of their interior world. India as a nation is not just only a particular culture of a particular community. The style and incidents are quite similar to that of Ismat Chughtai’s ‘TeRhi Lakeer’ which is of course not one of best works of Chugtai.

Close to no character development early on. Aug 04, Jojo Sial rated it really liked it. But I am afraid I enjoyed it because my educational background is in history of art and religions of India. I tried very hard to understand where the author was going with this but found myself reading multiple storylines and none of them made sense.

Be warned that if you are not familiar with Indian history, you might find this a very challenging read. But for me, the weaving around of different ideologies around the lives of ordinary people, portraying the effect of those ideologies on the outlook of their lives and then again how these ordinary people observe the even more ordinary or rather impoverished people in the context of those ideologies was something truly spectacular and something that gives it an edge over one hundred years of solitude.

For me, Hyder did not succeed in these accounts.

One of the reasons for not using the epigraph could be that Aag ka Darya is a very bulky book of some six hundred and fifty pages while River of Fire is just a novel of four hundred and twenty pages. Abdul Saboor rated it liked it Jan 16, 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.


One of the most outstanding literary names in Urdu literature, she is best known for her magnum opus, Aag Ka Darya River of Firea novel first published in Urdu in from Lahore, Pakistan, that stretches from the 4th century BC to post partition of India.

Aug 27, Ahm rated it it was amazing. The historical breadth of this novel is so large that four hundred pages is really not enough to do justice to the generations that populate it: This gives the story a sense of seamless transition, as the turbulent forces of history churn qurrratulain four characters into a vortex of politics and power.

Skip to main content. Refresh and try again. Nov 13, Wsm added it Shelves: The flowing river which she uses as an emblem of this is haunting.

River of Fire: Aag Ka Darya by Qurratulain Hyder

Aug 14, Asif Nawaz ma it it was amazing. 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. Dec 19, Athar Ali rated it it was amazing. The eye, O priests, is on fire; forms are on fire, eye-consciousness is on fire.

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So Krishna, as when he admonished Arjuna On the field of battle. One of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read.

Creating nations based on ideology qurtatulain put us in a constant state of unrest. This makes it pertinent to know the notion of nation in Qurratualain Hyder. The Meaning Scope and Significance of her Legacy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I found the generous descriptions of daily life and customs in early Hindustan very entertaining and colorful.

To view it, click here. Jan 17, Ahmed Iqbal marked it as to-read. Very complex novel very difficult to digest qurratupain wholly. The emphasis of the poem is on reincarnation, of how the past repeats itself in the future. Popularly known as “Ainee Qurratulain Hyder was an influential Indian Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. Help Center Find new research papers in: If loneliness is a philosophy, then it is the major philosophy behind which all the other philosophies find their place.

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Jekyll portrayals of Victorian times, but I got less of the upper crust and more of the strata I prefer in texts encountered previous to this.

Hyder acts as a cultural ambassador in her translation which gives us the feel of Aag ka Darya itself but she also keeps in mind the sensibilities of the target language audience. Apart from this all the stories are distinct and set up in different time periods.

Without any biases, I consider it far superior than One The first time I read it, I was not fully equipped to get the extent of it. Despite these flaws, and I do wish this work is retranslated in the future, history, aesthetics, and the metaphysics of loss run deep in River of Fire. How was Indian culture to be defined? I understand the hyphen of the Hinid-Urdu better, and am expecting far more of the likes of Penny Dreadful ‘s Dr.

But the next change in scenario winds to the all familiar Lucknow which is Qurat’s specialty. A great book indeed!! Hope I can some day gather the strength to read it in Urdu.

River of Fire: Aag Ka Darya

Mar 23, Imran rated it really liked it Shelves: Khalil rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you bj to read. They came, they saw, they are conquering, but if you read enough Hyder and all her kith and kind, that last bit is more and more pointless to believe in. Aag ka Darya was completed in and it was published in