Google Celebrates Eminent Urdu Author’s Ismat Chugtai 107th Birthday: Know more about This Famous Urdu Writer

Google Celebrates Eminent Urdu Author’s Ismat Chugtai 107th Birthday: Know more about This Famous Urdu Writer

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Ismat Chughtai’s work faced criticism from conservatives and many of her writings were banned in South Asia because of their reformist and feminist content.

According to Chughtai’s family, she was born August 21, 1911 . The ninth of ten children, Chughtai grew up in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. She began writing at an early age, inspired by her elder brother Mirza Azim Beg Chughtai, a novelist known for his playful humorous works.

Urdu author Ismat Chughtai, known for her literary works exploring free speech, social liberation, and gender equality, was on Tuesday paid homage by search engine giant Google with a colourful doodle on her 107th birthday.

Padma Shri awardee Chughtai was critical of the common outlook towards women’s place in the society. Chughtai’s work faced criticism from conservatives and many of her writings were banned in South Asia because of their reformist and feminist content.

She began writing at an early age, inspired by her elder brother Mirza Azim Beg Chughtai, a novelist known for his playful humorous works. 

The author courted extreme controversy for her story, “Lihaaf” in particular, which touches upon the themes of homosexuality.