Some outstanding authors who mainly concentrated on urban social life may be found in Urdu literature. Numerous authors of Urdu novels and poets have influenced people with their exceptional works. Over the past few decades, Urdu literature has undergone a significant shift toward the reality of contemporary youth culture on the subcontinent. The writers listed below have significantly altered the course of Urdu book history. Most of the topics in their body of work are related to fiction, non-fiction, romance, comedy, war, and other significant societal challenges. Even their fictional narratives frequently have much to say to us about the fundamentals of society and our current ideals. The top Pakistani writers are listed below.
This woman embodies everything. She is one of Pakistan's best writers, a champion for women's and children's rights, an artist, and a humanitarian. Tehmina Durrani was born into a well-known Pakistani family and nurtured in a privileged atmosphere in Lahore. When this accomplished woman published her first novel, My Feudal Lord, in 1991, it quickly became the talk of the town. Her husband, the prominent politician, Ghulam Mustafa Khar, was essentially exposed by My Feudal Lord. She also received other national-level awards and praise on a global scale. Her other publications include Blasphemy (1998), Happy Things in Sorrow Times (2013), A Mirror to the Blind (1995), and an upcoming coffee table book of poems and art titled A Love Affair.
The novelist hails from Pakistan and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leicester in addition to an Oxford degree. She published a lot of short pieces in foreign literary magazines. Nobody Killed Her, her first book, was a bestseller that earned her the Oxonian Review Short Story Award and a spot on the shortlist for the inaugural Tibor Jones Award.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, Exit West, and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia are among the four works he has written. He is a writer who was born in Lahore. Mohsin Hamid also wrote a collection of essays titled Discontent and Its Civilizations. The literary works of Hamid are on numerous bestseller lists and are translated into about 35 different languages.
This writer is a native of Lahore, Pakistan. When she was sixteen, she relocated to England to attend a boarding school, where she eventually earned a degree from Cambridge University. She returned to Pakistan years later and started writing. Moni founded Pakistan's very first nature publication. Some of her books are Duty-Free, The End Click to look into! >> Read More... of Innocence, and The Diary of a Social Butterfly.
She gained prominence as a result of Farhat Ishtiaq's passionate Urdu novels. She is a hard-working scriptwriter and writer from Pakistan. For her outstanding television drama series called Humsafar, Farhat was honored with the Best Writer Award at the first HUM Awards Ceremony, which took place in 2013. Her most famous novels and theatrical scripts are Humsafar, Mata-E-Jaan Hai Tu, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, Diyar-e-Dil, and Bin Roy Ansoo, among others.
One of the best novelists in Pakistan is Umera Ahmad. She was born in the Pakistani city of Sialkot. Her first book, , was released in a monthly women's digest. It was developed into a script, which was later developed into a drama series. For creating the script for the drama series Meri Zaat Zare-e-Benishan, she was given the Best Writer Award at the Lux Style Awards ceremony. Umera's well-known romantic Urdu books include: Lahasil, Haasil, Uraan, Man o Salwa, Amar Bail Story coming soon >> Read More... , Aabe Hayat and Emaan Umeed Aur Muhabbat, Kankar, Sauda, and Koi Baat Ha Teri Baat Main, to name only a few. Additionally, she wrote the screenplays for the films Laal, Behadd, and Ek Thi Marium.
Daniyal is a Pakistani author born in Los Angeles and went to Yale Law School and Dartmouth. He is well-known for his short story collection In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, which has been translated into more than sixteen languages and received the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and The Story Prize, in addition to receiving praise from critics and other awards.
Aftab Ahmad, a former major, is a writer from the Gujrat district's Kharian city. The 25th Battalion of the Baloch Regiment commissioned Major Aftab Ahmad as a second lieutenant. In addition, he gained staff experience and command as a field officer of middle rank at a reasonably young age. He also participated in the tragic East Pakistani civil war that sparked the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict. He had gained more extraordinary courage as a result of his confinement. As a result of such tribulations, he became prolific non-fiction and Islamic book author. His writings include General! I Accuse You, a 300-page declaration in Attock Fort calling for the return of democracy and human rights during General Zia's military government, Uss Lashkar Ko Jaan Pyaari Thi, details his firsthand accounts of the war in 1971, and many others.
Musharraf Ali was born in Hyderabad, a city located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. He is an author, a folklorist, a storyteller, and the founder and editor of the Urdu Thesaurus. Seven fictional novels in both Urdu and English have been authored by him. Critics gave both The Story of a Widow and Between Clay and Dust favorable reviews. He has translated several Urdu books, including The Adventures of Amir Hamza, Selected Poetry of Afzal Ahmed Syed, Numberdar ka Neela, and Tilism-E-Hoshruba.
One of the best novelists from Pakistan, Kamila, was born in the industrial metropolis of Karachi. She has authored more than eight books, including Burnt Shadows. By being selected for the Orange Prize shortlist, Burnt Shadows gained recognition on a global scale. Additionally, it is available in more than 20 different languages. Offence: The Muslim Case, a factual book, was also written by Kamila. 2015's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Walter Scott Prize shortlist for fiction both featured Shamsie's novel A God in Every Stone.