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Book Title: Aag Ka Darya / آگ کا دریا|
The author of the book: Qurratulain Hyder
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The size of the: 7.65 MB
Edition: Sang-e-Meel Publications
Date of issue: 2015
Read full description of the books Aag Ka Darya / آگ کا دریا:The most important novel of twentieth-century Urdu fiction.
First published in 1959, Aag ka Darya encompasses the fates of four recurring characters over two and a half millennia: Gautam, Champa, Kamal, and Cyril—Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian. In different eras different relations form and reform among the four: romance and war, possession and dispossession. Interweaving parables, legends, dreams, diaries, and letters, Hyder's prose is lyrical and witty. And she argues for a culture that is inclusive: Aag ka Darya is a book that questions the relevance of religion in defining Indian identity.
Reviews for the English translation:
A glorious tapestry of India's history....Brilliant and thought-provoking...this book is fascinating! -- India Edghill, Historical Novels Review, February 2004
A rich and ancient tapestry, interweaving the tiny threads of individual human experience into a panoramic spread of cultural diversity. -- Linda B. Osborne, WorldView, November/December 2004
An Urdu classic with a breathtakingly vast canvas. -- Outlook
Hyder is a wonderful writer. Hers is one of the most important Indian voices of the twentieth century. -- Amitov Ghosh
To Urdu fiction what A Hundred Years of Solitude is to Hispanic Literature. -- Times Literary Supplement
Read information about the authorQurratulain Hyder (20 January 1927 – 21 August 2007) was an influential Indian Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. One of the most outstanding literary names in Urdu literature, she is best known for her magnum opus, Aag Ka Darya (River of Fire), a novel first published in Urdu in 1959, from Lahore, Pakistan, that stretches from the 4th century BC to post partition of India. Popularly known as "Ainee Apa" among her friends and admirers, she was the daughter of writer and a pioneer of Urdu short story writing Sajjad Haidar Yildarim (1880–1943). Her mother, Nazar Zahra, who wrote at first as Bint-i-Nazrul Baqar and later as Nazar Sajjad Hyder (1894–1967), was also a novelist and protegee of Muhammadi Begam and her husband Syed Mumtaz Ali, who published her first novel.
She received the 1967 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for Patjhar Ki Awaz (Short stories), 1989 Jnanpith Award for Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar, and the highest award of the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 1994. She also received the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 2005.
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