Ismat Chughtai: The ‘Buri Ladki’ of Urdu Fiction
Ismat ‘Apa’, as she was fondly called, wrote a short story called ‘Lihaaf’ on same-sex desire and attracted not only social backlash but was also dragged to court on charges of obscenity.
In this episode, we revisit 'Lihaaf' and remember the real 'buri ladki' of the sub-continent – Ismat.
Host, Writer, and Sound Designer: Fabeha Syed
Editor: Shelly Walia
Music: Big Bang Fuzz