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Ismat Chughtai

TAGORE AND ‘TOUCH-ME-NOT BY ISMAT CHUGHTAI: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. “Some poisons have no antidote, but are slow, silent, torturous ends that curl up the broken body swept into a cold, dark corner. There she is left to drown in her tears - a dying heart. Abandoned.” Rabindranath Tagore, in his short story ‘The Castaway’, draws out the underlying theme of abandonment. The boy Nilkanta’s life is chronicled by an overshadowing sense of desertion. Similarly Ismat Chughtai’s ‘Touch-me not’,...

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Saadat Hasan Manto, the Controversial Urdu Short Story Writer

the loot that accompanied the Partition lay before his eyes and he suffered from acute mental depression. He had considered Pakistan as a space to be hoped for, a kind of "utopia" as Tarun Saint suggested once. This is clear in his early letters to Ismat Chugtai too. Two, after having settled in Pakistan, he wrote a couple of humorous articles and essays. These formed the volume "Talkh, Tursh aur Shirin" (Bitter, Sour and Sweet). It would seem that the frustration and bitterness in Manto's life...

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A Life in Words

To be honest, I hadn’t heard the name before, Ismat Chughtai, though it sounded vaguely familiar. So I gladly picked up her “memoirs”—no, I wouldn’t define the book as an autobiography—more so because it is the work of an Indian woman, trying to create an identity for herself in a time when it not only seemed difficult, but improbable. Like I mentioned, it is not really an autobiography, but more like an account of her life growing up in Jodhpur, and also in Aligarh and Lucknow, where she studied...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Ismat Chughtai's Short Stories Though her life wasn't as drastically messed up as that of her friend and contemporary Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai was definitely a born rebel. She lived her life the way she wanted, and wrote the truth in her many stories, novels, and nonfiction essays. Chughtai's most famous story is 'Lihaf' (The Quilt), which deals with a lesbian encounter within an all-woman setting (Zenana) in a traditional Muslim household. It's a funny and...

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Review of the Essay Lihaaf by Ismat Chughtai

In this story, the author probes questionable societal norms that most people blindly followed, and still do. She dared to address taboo topics at a time when the role of women in society was extremely suppressed and inhibited and in days when women were not granted any degree of freedom. One of the issues discussed is of the problems posed by arranged marriages. Here Begum Jan is married of to an aging Nawab. Both the husband and wife are poles apart as there is a difference in their ages as...

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young Begum to pine in loneliness.” Discuss ‘Lihaf’ in the light of this statement. In the light of the above statement, Ismat Chughtai’s celebrated masterpiece “Lihaf” needs to be analysed under the interwoven themes of marriage, subjugation of women and the oppression and neglect of female sexuality and desire. Here, in a style typical of her, Chughtai raises important questions on marriage as an economic and social enterprise, the socially constructed sub-ordinate role of women in marriage...

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Status of Women in Pakistan

ruled that women were forbidden from playing sports in public. However, later they were granted permission, and the Pakistani women's cricket team played its first recorded match on 28 January 1997 against New Zealand in Christchurch. Literature Ismat Chughtai, who was part of the Progressive Writers Association, is considered one of the most important feminist writers of Urdu. Parveen Shakir, Kishwar Naheed and Fehmida Riaz are also renowned for their feminist poetry in Urdu. Modern fiction writers...

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Research Proposal on the Impact of Motivation on Employee Job Performance

definitely satisfy the needs of the employees and in return, the employee repays it through their hard work. Identifying the needs and answering it is the most basic approach of every organization to earn the organization commitment of the employees (Chughtai, 2008). With the good employer-employee relationship, an employee’s performance can be only manifested on the organizational effectiveness. In the implementation of the motivation across the organization, it allows the individuals to focus on the...

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the sample and setting. Hakanen Bakker and Schaufeli (2006) found that work engagement mediated the effects of job resources or organizational commitment, and burnout mediated the effects of lacking resources on poor engagement. Another study by Chughtai and Zafar (2006) on university teachers in Pakistan examined the influence of organizational commitment on job performance and turnover intentions. The results of the study indicated that facets of job satisfaction and organizational justice wer...

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Fossil Fuels

into energy and this energy is essential to modern society (Chughtai & Shannon, 1998). Over 85 percent of America’s energy demands are met by the combustion of fossil fuels, which means that America requires large amounts of oil, coal, and natural gas in order to generate the power that is needed to keep the country in operation. Fossil fuels are used to power homes, heat homes, provide transportation, and to power exploration (Chughtai & Shannon, 1998). Without fuel there would be no energy and...

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