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Ismat chughtai

Jun 07, 2020 07:51
In Pride Month, we’re re-reading Prateeksha, a lesser known, no-holds-barred lesbian love story from 1962. read more
Jun 07, 2020 03:58
Most readers are probably familiar with Ismat Chughtai’s 1942 story, Lihaaf (The Quilt), with its erotic lesbian undercurrents. read more
Aug 24, 2019 12:22
The collection, by two of the most prominent Urdu writers of modern India, features some of the best known stories on themes such as communal violence, the Partition, sex, relationships, and more. read more
Feb 09, 2019 17:56
Nearly 77 years ago, when noted author Ismat Chughtai’s ‘Lihaaf’ (The Quilt) came out, she drew widespread flak from society for her short story that depicted the idea of homosexuality. Today, people are more welcoming towards this brand of literature,... read more
Sep 08, 2018 22:54
Same-sex desire is around us everywhere. We need an ocean of words to express its diverse forms read more