Friday, January 20, 2017

Qurratulain Hyder

Today is the birth anniversary of Qurratulain Hyder aka Ainee Aapa, an eminent Urdu writer of the twentieth century.Born this day in 1927 to the writer couple - Sajjad Hyder & Noor Zahra at Aligarh , UP, she moved with her family to Pakistan at the time of Partition and after staying in England for some years returned to India in 1960 and remained here till her death.A well known novelist and short story writer, she is best known for her magnum opus 'Aag Ka Dariya' which tries to trace the history of India and Pakistan from 4th Century BC to post partition.In all she wrote about 12 novels and 4 collections of short stories.She had also been the Editor of the magazine 'Imprint' and was on the editorial board of 'The Illustrated
of India ' for many years.She also held teaching assignments abroad.
She was a recipient of Gyanpeeth Award, Sahitya Academy Award, Soviet Land Award and Padma Bhushan.
Our humble tributes to the great writer !

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