ISBN: 8171211348 Publisher:Urdu Academy Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 2 Language: Urdu Physical Description: 793 pages Year of Publication: 2004
Kaf - E -Gulfarosh is a unique presentation of life and times of famous Urdu writer through pictures, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, mottos, and reproductions. The first volume in black and white, and the second in color contains pictures of all those who came in contact with her.A personal memoir of archival value.
Qurratulain Hyder Known for her imaginative and realistic prose, Qurratulain Haider had touched upon the lives of common people through her works like "Aag ka Darya", a historic epic, "Aakhre shab ke Hamsafar" and "Chandni Begum". She was a Janpith award winner.
She has penned nearly a dozen novels and novellas and many short stories. One of her best-known works, "Aag ki Darya" (The River of Fire), is a massive historical tale that spans the 4th century BC to the modern period.
Born in 1927 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Haider drew early inspiration from her father S.H. Yaldram, a well-known writer, as well as her mother, Nazr Zahra, a novelist.
Haider, who settled down in Delhi, never married.
An iconoclast, Haider broke the through the poetry-dominated Urdu literary world to give Urdu prose its due recognition through her works that earned her accolades.
Often called an author of "poetry in prose" due to her eloquence and versatility, Haider's death brings the curtain down on an era in post-colonial Urdu literature.
She left India during the 1947 partition, but returned in 1960. Her experience during the division of the country, the trauma and agony of people she had witnessed during that period often filtered into her writings.
She was also associated with journalism and worked for The Illustrated Weekly of India and for Imprint. She served as a guest lecturer in several varsities in India and abroad.