Muhammad Hadi Ruswa
Publisher: Zubaan Books (October 15, 2013)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
released in 1899, Muhammad Hadi Ruswa’s well-known novel, Umrao Jaan Ada, created a sensation whilst it got here out, with its candid fictionalized account of Umrao Jaan, in keeping with a well known Lucknow courtesan and poetess of an analogous identify. thought of through many because the first Urdu novel, it continues to be hugely well known this present day, and has been the foundation for 3 motion pictures and a Pakistani tv serial. yet regardless of Ruswa’s notoriety, few be aware of month after he wrote Umrao Jaan Ada, Ruswa penned a sly novella entitled Junun-e-Intezar, within which “Umrao” avenges herself on her author, Ruswa, by means of narrating the tale of his existence. Blurring the strains among fact and fiction, narrator and personality, this shrewdpermanent narrative technique provides the courtesan a voice.While Umrao Jaan Ada continues to be celebrated, Junun-e-Intezar has been thoroughly forgotten—until now. The insanity of ready redresses this imbalance, that includes either the Urdu unique and a very good English translation of Junun-e-Intezar. The e-book additionally incorporates a severe creation that rethinks Umrao Jaan Ada and the Urdu literary milieu of the late-nineteenth-century Lucknow courtesan.