A Chughtai Quartet: Obsession, The Wild One, Wild Pigeons, The Heart Breaks Free

A Chughtai Quartet Obsession The Wild One Wild Pigeons The Heart Breaks Free The four novellas in this volume span the inimitable Ismat Chughtai s literary career from to Each one develops the author s central preoccupation with the lives of women as they experience

  • Title: A Chughtai Quartet: Obsession, The Wild One, Wild Pigeons, The Heart Breaks Free
  • Author: Ismat Chughtai Tahira Naqvi
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The four novellas in this volume span the inimitable Ismat Chughtai s literary career, from 1939 to 1971 Each one develops the author s central preoccupation with the lives of women as they experience love, tragedy, societal prescriptions and proscriptions, in collision with their own rebellious spirit A keen sense of their individual subversive potential and a willingneThe four novellas in this volume span the inimitable Ismat Chughtai s literary career, from 1939 to 1971 Each one develops the author s central preoccupation with the lives of women as they experience love, tragedy, societal prescriptions and proscriptions, in collision with their own rebellious spirit A keen sense of their individual subversive potential and a willingness to take the consequences of obduracy in the face of overwhelming odds, ensures that they are neither hapless nor victims Through them Chughtai delivers a scathing critique on the hypocrisy and cant of social s, and the festering maladies that infect society Chughtai s characteristic mastery of form and technique, her vivid imagery and richness of language make for marvellous story telling, and create some of the most memorable female protagonists in Indian literature.

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