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Return to Book Page. This novel narrates about the different aspects of a generation. The novel is so exciting that the reader will love to read it more than once. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published by Sang-e-Meel Publications first published More Details Original Title. Adamjee Literary Award for Urdu Prose Other Editions 6.

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Apr 10, Muhammad Arqum rated it it was amazing Shelves: urdu-k-shahkar. I don't necessarily agree with all of the author's ideas and views, however, this book is by all good standards an immense literary achievement.

Countless memorable moments that made me think, that made me almost tremble, afraid, this book over all is depressing! Yes as the name suggests, it is extremely depressing, but it makes points, some valid, some I don't agree with. The study of the characters is ridiculously deep. The sit 4.

The situations and the descriptions are utterly breath taking. There are passages in this book that i read and re-read again and again and there are some that I am planning to re-visit and enjoy some splendid moments of realistic fiction.

If you are okay with deep and depressing stuff, if you are okay with more questions and less answers. This one is a must read! View all 9 comments. Shelves: owned , subcontinent-lit , favorites , urdu-ish , asian-lit. This book itself doesn't have a particular centralized plot rather than that it revolves around the evolution of characters. Many that I reread and won't forget.

This book is depressing as much as it can get but it also reveals true characteristic of being human and the true bitterness of life. The characters are versatile and beautifully created. The village scenes, the people, the conversations all are superbly painted on the canvas by the author.

If you are interested in subcontinent literature, if you want to read something that is more about the people than the journey itself then this book is a must read. Apr 29, Rural Soul rated it really liked it. I really got no idea that what's it all about? But whatever it is, it's Sad. We are sad generations. We were Peasants, We are labor now and we will someone else in coming years but one thing will be sure and is sure that we'll be sad and we won't be able to do anything.

Jul 24, Bakhtiar Ahmed rated it really liked it. The story starts a generation before partition of India and ends immediately after partition, it follows the lives of protagonists for almost fifty years as they go through global events like Word War I and the different facets of independence movement in India at the same time dealing with their own crisis at personal level, trying to answer the existential questions.

The final take away from the novel, at least for me, is that life is meaningless and no matter what you do, you will end up sad and weary. The author was also not able to properly close some of the sub-plots and tie lose ends. Despite these few short comings, it remains one of the best novels in Urdu, the situations and characters are all believable, you can identify with them, the story is interesting and moves at fast pace. I never lost interest in the story and enjoyed every single one of the plus pages.

Aug 23, Beenish Khan rated it liked it. It started very well, the details of every scene were very good and you can feel to be a part of it. At times it reminded of Hemingway's Farewell to arms and For whom the bell tolls. But, I could never really know the inner lives and struggles of the characters. Some points of the story were not clear, like why Naeem left Azra after their initial meeting etc.

Characters weren't explored completely, eg. I really wanted to know more about Azra. It's certainly one of the better Urdu novels, but I wa It started very well, the details of every scene were very good and you can feel to be a part of it.

It's certainly one of the better Urdu novels, but I wanted a bit more. Nov 18, Maq Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. When i start this book i can't put it down and just in a single day i finished it. Jan 02, Naveed Nawaz rated it really liked it. One of the classics of the golden era of Urdu Literature. At times the leap was a little too much and a little too often for me though.

But you can expect that when the story spans over almost 40 years. The best thing about the novel is how the writer paints the picture of the pre-partition Indian Subcontinent. The rural and the urban. Takes you back to time and makes you wanna live those times. You actually feel like you wanna walk through the fields of Roshan Pur and experience one Beautiful. You actually feel like you wanna walk through the fields of Roshan Pur and experience one of Roshan Mahal's famous parties.

All in all, a very good read. View 1 comment. This novel can surely b a pride of Urdu literature. There is something I would surely say that the pre partition era and all scenarios portrayed bitterly but in such a beautiful sense, the character of naeem and other characters psyche are awesomely displayed.

Mar 16, Farooq Zafar rated it it was amazing. Probably, the best Urdu novel and undoubtedly the finest book on indopak partition. I stayed mesmerized for many days after reading this novel. View 2 comments. Sep 19, Hamza Ali rated it liked it. A bundle full of small tragedies in a single man story,you will need a large gut and patience to read this book because there is too much scene creation and depression created in every aspect of this book.

Udaas naslein did'nt have a single story or this book is not focused on any one part instead this is full of gloom and despair. Feb 07, Ahsan Ahmed rated it it was amazing. A book wretched perfectly in three eras comprising of decades , beautifully portraying the sub-continental culture of harmony , empathy and tranquility , yet invoking the melancholy and gloomy atmosphere says all about Abdullah Hussain.

Mar 26, Sameera rated it really liked it. One of the best classics i have read so far in English and Udru Literature combinedly. Very absolute depiction of that era after Indian rebellion of that even in some scenes it was down to the minor details of how Hindu, Muslim were living together in that era, how was their daily life, having no thought of getting a separate land.

Based mostly in Delhi and Roshan Pur village , udaas naslein is true to its catchy title showing dominance and luxury of feudal system of that historical period and simple and struggling lives of farmers who were the major community of undivided India. From the first till last page there is a peculiar kind of despair surrounding all the characters and the story itself. Each character has been shown to its complete depth.


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