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Qurratulain Hyder

Popular Urdu Novelist

A well known Urdu fiction writer, Qurratulain Hyder was born in Aligarh in 1927. She wrote 12 novels and four collections of short stories and translated a number of classics. Apart from being a novelist, Qurratulain also served as a guest lecturer at the universities of California, Chicago, and Arizona. Among her renowned works are 'Aag ka Darya' and 'Aakhir-e-Shab ke Hamsafar'. In 1989, the novel 'Aakhir-e-Shab ke Hamsafar' won her the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award. She was also the recipient of Padmashree, Sahitya Akademi Award, Soviet Land Nehru Award and Ghalib Award.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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