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Qurratulain Hyder


Qurratulain Hyder (also known as Qurratul’ain Haidar) writes in Urdu, which is why her work is so little known, though she has also written in English. Her آگ کا دریا (River of Fire) has been compared to Cien años de soledad (A Hundred Years of Solitude). She was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, in 1927 and died in 2007. She wrote novels and short stories as well as doing many translations.

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Qurratulain Hyder (1927-)
Famous Indian Urdu writer is dead


1955 The Exiles
1959 آگ کا دریا (River of Fire)
1965 پت جهڑ کى آواز (The Sound of Falling Leaves)
1968 سىتا هرن (Sitaharan) (A Season of Betrayals – A Short Story and Two Novella)
1979 A Woman’s Life
1979 آخر شب کے ہمسفر (Fireflies in the Mist)
1996 The Street Singers of Lucknow and Other Stories
2004 مىرے بهى صنم خانے (My Temples, Too)