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A superb masterpiece which should be read by all from the subcontinent and those who wish to make sense of various crisscrossing currents of history, society and religion. Aug 04, Jojo Sial rated it really liked it. How was Indian culture to be defined? It took a lot of patience and effort to continue reading this piece of Urdu literature. Batool Ak rated it it was amazing Oct 17, I just want to rip my shirt and want to start dirge that I really don’t know history where am I standing right now.

The only constant appears to be that people play out the same set of tortured relationships, social hierarchies, and conflicts over and over again. This part deserves 5 stars.

What has the administration of justice to do with the truth or falsehood of a religion? Despite these flaws, and I do wish this work is retranslated in the future, history, aesthetics, and the metaphysics kka loss run deep in River of Fire.

How long can we fly aimlessly? Apr 30, Abubakar Mehdi rated it did not like it.


What is the use of harping about unity of a weak and miskeen Ummah? Kumkum Sangari once asked her, why not she had retained the epigraph in the River of Fire.


Trying to resurrect the spirit of Islam in India is a lost cause for me, as we have forgotten the skill to rule as well as severed all links with global Islamic super power of that time.

In retrospect, I really align with them, if not with variya philosophical approaches to situations then at least with the driya their lives eventually play out.

River of Fire: Aag Ka Darya by Qurratulain Hyder

It demanded a great deal of effort to read it in Urdu, for like most forth generations of the post-colonial countries, our attachment with and command over our language is pretty shallow. Suddenly the smooth description of the progenitor disappears as a myriad of characters suddenly come to the fore, confusing the whole story very badly. Apart from this all the stories are distinct and set up in different time periods.

Who of us know nothing about Urdu Lit? We need judge novels of course by the range of their ambition, but also to the degree that they succeed as novels.

The first one is brilliant followed by longish one set in the elitist circles of ‘s Lucknow. Did I disgrace this text through my fumbling engagement? The dialogue, the narration and the characters, all of which have brief moments of brilliance, ended up sounding like pointless banter.

Inter The most important novel of twentieth-century Urdu fiction. Their lives would have been much simpler had they but committed to a person or a course of action, rather than approaching and retreating without ever being able to commit. axg

We as India are not just, what we are now, we need to have a diachronic understanding of our civilization, which is a hybridization of various civilizations. The flowing river which she uses as an emblem of this is haunting. The next hero is a Muslim soldier katib, the jumping a couple of thousand years who is looking to document the history of the land they have become masters off, but are completely frustrated by the lack of any written records of history. In short, the effort was well worth it, both in terms of meaning and linguistics.


The paper does not dismiss the individuality in either of these two texts. But, I often feel that was appeared to be the tusk of the mammath in the shadows was in fact the remnants of the jackal, left plain in the dust. After all, any ideology is perfect, absolute which unfortunately makes it very unachievable as well.

We have the same assimilating power qurratulaij the Bakti tradition. Nafisa rated it it was amazing Aug 28, The second bit of the novel has brought the rating down to 3 stars. Aug 14, Asif Nawaz rated it it was amazing.

Aab of Fire has significant importance in understanding the irreducible totality of both these two texts. Not that I consider myself fully equipped now, but at least I get a fair idea why Haider is considered to belong to the breed of Marquez, Saramago and Pamuk by so many critics of Urdu literature.