Aangan (novel)

Aangan /ˈɑːŋɡən/ (Urdu: آنگن, romanizedĀṅgan, lit.'courtyard'), alternatively spelled Angan, is a period novel by Pakistani novelist and short story writer Khadija Mastoor. Published in 1962, it is hailed as a masterpiece of Urdu literature.[2][3] It won Khadija the 1963 Adamjee Literary Award for Urdu prose and has been translated into 13 languages.[4] English translations of the novel by Daisy Rockwell titled Inner Courtyard and The Women's Courtyard were published in 2000 and 2018, respectively.[5][6] A Pakistani TV series adaptation of the novel starring Mawra Hocane, Ahad Raza Mir, Ahsan Khan and Sajal Aly was aired on Hum TV from 2018 to 2019.[7] Renewed interest in the novel caused it to become the number one bestseller in the country in 2019.[8]

Aangan
The Women's Courtyard.jpeg
Front cover of the 2018 English version
AuthorKhadija Mastoor
Original titleآنگن
TranslatorNeelam Hussain
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu
Genres
Set inBritish India and Pakistan in the 1940s[1]
PublisherKitab Numa (Kitāb Numā)
Publication date
1962 (1962)
Published in English
2000 (2000)
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages488 (first edition)
AwardAdamjee Literary Award 1963
ISBN9693505611 (Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 1995)
OCLC46849662
891.439371
LC ClassPK2200.K394 A83 1962

AdaptationsEdit

A Pakistani TV series adaptation of the novel starring Mawra Hocane, Ahad Raza Mir, Ahsan Khan and Sajal Aly was aired on Hum TV from 2018 to 2019.[7]

In India, a show of the same name based on the novel was created by DD Urdu and aired in mid 2018.[9][10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Farrukhi, Asif (25 November 2018). "FICTION: FOUND AGAIN IN TRANSLATION". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  2. ^ Adnan, Ally (21 December 2018). "Ahsan Khan strikes again in 'Aangan'". Daily Times. Dallas. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Khadija Mastoor - Profile & Biography". Rekhta. n.d. Archived from the original on 16 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  4. ^ Afridi, Mustafa (28 September 2018). "The story of 'Aangan' is both universal and ageless: Mustafa Afridi". Daily Times (Interview). Interviewed by Ally Adnan. Dallas. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  5. ^ "The Women's Courtyard - Khadija Mastur". complete-review.com. n.d. Archived from the original on 25 February 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Daisy Rockwell translates Khadijah Mastur's "Aangan" in English: The Women's Courtyard". Oyeyeah. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  7. ^ a b Images Staff (16 November 2018). "Sonya Hussyn and Ahsan Khan's first look from Aangan is out". Dawn Images. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  8. ^ Omair Alavi (29 December 2019). "Pakistan's bestsellers that entertained readers in 2019". The News International. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Aangan #EP 01". DD Urdu.
  10. ^ "DD Urdu revamps itself with a bouquet of new programmes". Indian Television Dot Com. 20 January 2014.

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