Kurdish Studies

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Various Manifestations Of Deccani Civilization In The Short Stories Of Wajida Tabasum

Dr. Sadaf Naqvi
Dr Farzana Riaz
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Sulehri
Dr. Mutahir Shah
Amjad Iqbal
Bakhtiar Hussain Majid
Keywords: Muhammad Naseeruddin Hashmi, Wajida Tabassum, Amirs, Duccani Civilization, Nawabs and jagirdars of Hyderabad Deccan, 1935 in Amravati, Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Mahnama, Ashfaq Ahmed, Indian Railways, Shahr Muqoob, “Utrn”, “Nath ka Ghuroor”, “Nath Ka Bhud”, “Hor Opar”, “Nath Utruai”, 1960s and 1970s, 7, 2011 in Mumbai, employees, maidservants, Mughalanis, prohibitions, Hyderabad Deccan, feudal system, slave-to-slave generations, twenty-something professional servants, Qaws-i-Khayal, glorious history.


Wajida Tabassum was born in 1935 in Omravati, Maharashtra. She obtained his degree in Urdu from Osmania University. Later, her family moved from Omravati to Hyderabad where, against the backdrop of aristocratic life, she began writing stories in the Deccan dialect of Urdu from the 1940s In 1960, she married her cousin Ashfaq Ahmed, who worked in the Indian Railways. After retirement, her husband published all her stories. She settled in Mumbai with his four sons and one daughter the stories of Wajda Tabasum started to be printed in Mahnama in the twentieth century. But these stories based on the life of Hyderabadi Nawabs, who are considered to be romantic, were sensual in style. Her stories were first published in 1960 under the name Shahr Muqoob and became very popular and received critical acclaim. According to literary critic Mujtaba Hussain, he is the only storyteller after Chughatai who can be called Stylistic. She lamented the absence of modesty in Tabasum's stories. His story “Utrn”, which was adapted into films and Hindi television serials, was a literary achievement for him. Her stories like “Nath Ka Bhud”, “Hor Opar” and “Nath Utruai” are also considered controversial due to their sensuality in style. In the 1960s and 1970s, his stories were published in Shama, from which he earned a lot of income. However, suffering from gout, she withdrew from the writing scene and began to live a secluded life in her home in Mumbai, although her house was used for shooting films. She died on December 7, 2011 in Mumbai.

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