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Wajeda Tabassum

 
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India - South Asia
Genres Fiction, Novels, Short Stories
Languages Urdu
Wajeda Tabassum was born in 1935 in Amravati. After earning her masterís degree in Urdu from Osmania University, the family in 1947 moved to Hyderabad. Much of her writing, uses a Hyderabad locale and the Dakkani dialect of Urdu, over which she has uncommon mastery. Quite a few of her stories are critiques of the decadent life associated with the old aristocracy of that region. In 1960 she married, against the wishes of her family, her cousin Ashfaq. The couple now lives in Bombay. Wajeda Tabassum is a firm believer and feels that her writing is so powerful because a religious force inspires her. Wajeda Tabassum has published twenty-seven books.
Utran is Wajeda Tabassumís best-known piece. When it was published in 1977, she was enounced because of attitudes the heroin displayed that were considered inappropriate of a Muslim woman, but the story was also widely appreciated. It has been translated into eight languages and filmed for television


Bibliography
Teh Khana ,1968
Kaise Samjhaoon ,1977
Phul Khilne Do ,1977
Utran,1977
Zakhme-e-Dil Aur Mahak Aur Mahak ,1978
Zar, Zan, Zamin ,1989

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