Ismat Chughtai (1915-1991)


 *Chauthi ka jora (The 'fourth-day' outfit) (1946)*, in an extremely literal, annotated, text-linked translation by FWP (2007)
[*Part 1: the women in the sihdari*]
[*Part 2: Abba Jan's death*]
[*Part 3: Rahat arrives*]
[*Part 4: oil-cake kababs*
[*Part 5: a handmade sweater*]
[*Part 6: the women take counsel together*]
[*Part 7: a last-ditch effort*]
[*Part 8: afterwards*]


=="The Beguiling Ismat Chughtai Through Her Own Words," trans. by Tahira Naqvi, *The Wire, August 2015*

==Ismat Chughtai, "Of Fists and Rubs," trans. by M. U. Memon, *Annual of Urdu Studies 26 (2011)*

==Ismat Chughtai, "A Strange Man," intro. and trans. Tahira Naqvi, *Annual of Urdu Studies 18 (2003)*

==Ismat Chughtai, "An Excerpt from Kaghazi hai pairahan (the Lihaf trial)" and other texts, trans. Tahira Naqvi and M. U. Memon: *Annual of Urdu Studies 15 (2000)*

==Ismat Chughtai, "Autobiographical Fragments," trans. M. Asaduddin, *Manushi 110*

==Ismat Chughtai, "Aunty Scorpion" and "A Selection from The Realm of the Heart," trans. Tahira Naqvi, *Annual of Urdu Studies 8 (1993)*

==Ismat Chughtai, "The Quilt" (Lihaf), trans. M. Asaduddin, *Manushi 110 (Jan.-Feb. 1999)*

=="An Irrepressible Spirit: An Interview with Ismat Chugtai," by Madhu Kishwar and Ruth Vanita, *Manushi 19 (1983)*

==Ismat Chughtai, "All for a Husband," trans. Ruth Vanita, *Manushi 19, 1983*

==Ismat Chughtai, "The Quilt" (Lihaf), trans. Surjit Singh Dulai and Carlo Coppola, *Mahfil 8,2-3 (Summer-Fall 1972)*

==Ismat Chughtai, "The quilt" [lihaaf ]: *Urdu text*; *Devanagari text*


==Tahira Naqvi, "To Be A Gentle Coloniser" [on translating Ismat]: *Kindle, Aug. 2015*

==A Facebook group page for Ismat Chughtai, maintained by Tahira Naqvi, *Facebook, 2013*

==*SAWNET* [an overview of her life]

==*Naseeruddin Shah, interview, 2004* [he adapts her stories for the stage]

==Laila Kazmi, "Ismat Chughtai: Unexplored territory," *Dawn, Dec. 4, 2004*

== Manto, Sa'adat Hasan, "Ismat Chughtai," *Annual of Urdu Studies 16 (2001)*

==Tahira Naqvi, "A Note on Ismat Chughtai's Nonfictional Writings ,"*2001*

==Leslie A. Flemming, "Out of the Zenana: New Translations of Ismat Chughtai's Work, *Annual of Urdu Studies 10 (1995)*

==Tahira Naqvi, "Ismat Chugtai--A Tribute," *Annual of Urdu Studies 8 (1993)*

=="Ismat Chughtai: A talk with one of Urdu's most outspoken women writers," *Mahfil 8,2-3 (Summer-Fall 1972)*; this talk includes much discussion of her friend *Manto*

==Some background:
Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanavi (1864-1943) was the author of "Bihishti Zevar," or "Heavenly Jewels" (c.1900), an enduringly popular advice manual for (Sunni) women: *an Urdu text*; *a translation*



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