HINDI, CLASSIC, NOVEL, Qurratulain Hyder, AAG KA DARIYA. Read Aag Ka Dariya book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on Dus Pratinidhi Kahaniyan: Qurratulain Hyder. Qurratulain Hyder. Aag Ka Darya is a novel written by Qurratulain Hyder in the context of an Indian subcontinent partition. It has been described as “one of the Indian Subcontinent’s .

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Undoubtedly a masterpiece, now I know why it’s often considered as the greatest Urdu novel ever. We have the same assimilating power in the Bakti tradition. Transcreated from the original Urdu by the author. I hope not, but that’s not my call to make.

The ‘river of blood’ is used to string the novel together as the heroes change over time. Nov 07, Ali Malik rated it it was amazing. They say it right: They come across as players on a vast stage, not as people. No, this was not a novel written with the intention of ‘getting them off their tractors’.

Sehrish Nazir rated it daeiya liked it Dec 31, It is two novels in one. Nov 11, Rizwan rated it it was ok. But I can’t recall anything I read. Queen Victoria’s Proclamation says that the Christian religion alone is true. An amazing, sui generis book, River of Fire spans two and a half millennia.

In different eras different relations form and reform among the four: Popularly known as “Ainee Apa” among her friends and admirers, she was the daughter of writer and a pioneer of Urdu short story writing Sajjad Haidar Yildarim — If second half of the book, which covers around pages of the book was properly editedit would have saved the whole book.


In different eras, different relations from among the four — romance and war, possession and qurrxtulain.

One could get mad at a text for swallowing them whole, but where’s the fun in that? Log In Sign Up. Arsal rated it liked it Oct 17, The second story was set up Islamic era, Kamaluddin is the central character of the story, and Bano, a Muslim, and Champavati, a Hindu, are the women around him.

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The story does not look promising in that part. In and as the River of Fire. Four characters of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian faith, reappear throughout the novel in various quratulain but interestingly enough, with the same names.

All these characters are different but they need to be understood as a whole to have a holistic understanding of the Indian civilization. Moreover, we have proper content names to all the 73 chapters of the River of Fire while the Aag ka Darya bears simple numbering of chapters having no content name.

Aag Ka Darya / آگ کا دریا by Qurratulain Hyder

I can understand why Qurat could have messed this bit aurratulain as this was her own era so she was capable of presenting a lot more but this change in style is very confusing for the reader. A story is starts off randomly and is left unfinished.

Tehreem rated it liked it May qurratulan, She succeeded to create. After all, any ideology is perfect, absolute which unfortunately makes it very unachievable as well.



Hardcoverpages. The emphasis of the poem is on reincarnation, of how the past repeats itself in the future. Yet together the characters reflect the oneness of human nature: The self-translation or transcreation is more than the modification or the deterioration of the original text. Interweaving parables, legends, dreams, diaries, and letters, Hyder’s prose is lyrical and witty.

No trivia or quizzes yet. To the Lighthouse is a love, but placing it alongside this reveals colors of a World the world is led to believe in. Stay as long as I do in the clash of the impolite conversation and the bowels of Wikipedia, and you’ll lose your liking for stability, your need for knowing all. Kumkum Sangari once asked her, why not she had retained the epigraph in the River of Fire.

Such is the bloody shame of the Medieval to the late mid 20th in less than pages, and this would likely not be such a problem if I had recognized more than one or two of the thousand names of fame and infamy swirling around the course of this narrative, but take away the maximalist and I still prefer something qurrratulain than a rather standard structure.

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