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Raja Gidh Urdu By Bano Qudsia Is One Of The Most Widely Read And Acclaimed Urdu Novels Gidh Is The Urdu Word For A Vulture And Raja Is A Hindi Synonym For King The Name Anticipates The Kingdom Of Vultures In Fact, Parallel To The Main Plot Of The Novel, An Allegorical Story Of Such A Kingdom Is Narrated The Metaphor Of The Vulture As An Animal Feeding Mostly On The Carcasses Of Dead Animals Is Employed To Portray The Trespassing Of Ethical Limits Imposed By The Society Or By The Religion.Bano Qudsia Has Written This Novel Drawing On The Religious Concept Of Haraam And Halaal Many Readers Tend To Interpret Raja Gidh As A Sermon, In Which Bano Qudsia Puts Forth Her Theory Of Hereditary Transmission Of Haraam Genes Naturally The Plot Is Woven To Support The Thesis In The Opinion Of Many Readers And Critics She Manages To Convince Them That The Pursuance Of Haraam, Be It Financial, Moral Or Emotional, Results In The Deterioration Of A Person S Normality In Some Sense She Seems To Suggest That The Abnormality Is Transferred Genetically To The Next Generation.Apart From The Above Implication The Novel Has Many Social, Emotional And Psychological Aspects The Nostalgic Narration Of The Historical Government College Lahore And Of The Lawrence Garden Lahore Lights Upon The Days Of Seventies And Eighties.Bano Qudsia Is Among Those Urdu Writers Who Would Think Ten Times Before Writing A Sentence But She Does Not Sacrifice The Flow Of The Narrative Anywhere In This Novel Her Characters Are Not Black And White Ones As Some Of The Critics Would Like To Suggest Every Sensitive Reader Who Has Attended A College Or A University In A Pakistani Setting Is Bound To Find Some Similarities Between Themselves And One Of The Characters.Plot Seemin Shah, Hailing From An Upper Middle Class Family, Falls In Love With Her Handsome Class Fellow Aftab In The MA Sociology Class At Government College Lahore Seemin Is A Modern And Attractive Urban Girl And Attracts Most Of Her Male Class Fellows, Including The Narrator Abdul Qayyum And The Young Liberal Professor Suhail Aftab Belongs To A Kashmiri Business Family Though He Also Loves Her, He Can Not Rise Above His Family Values And Succumbs To His Parent S Pressure To Marry Someone Against His Wishes And Leave For London To Look After His Family Business Now The Long Story Of Separation Begins.


10 thoughts on “Raja Gidh / راجه گدھ

  1. Abubakar Mehdi Abubakar Mehdi says:

    Bano Qudsia belongs to the post independence scholars, poets and intellectuals who filled the void created by separation of Urdu from its birthplace The tradition of novel in Urdu is not as strong as compared to that of Afsaana short story From Prem Chand to Manto, there is a huge number of short story writers who gifted urdu literature with gems of Afsaana nigari, but unfortunately, apart from some isolated efforts the trend of novel writing, to my limited knowledge, has been stagnated for Bano Qudsia belongs to the post independence scholars, poets and intellectuals who filled the void created by separation of Urdu from its birthplace The tradition of novel in Urdu is not as strong as compared to that of Afsaana short story From Prem Chand to Manto, there is a huge number of short story writers who gifted urdu literature with gems of Afsaana nigari, but unfortunately, apart from some isolated efforts the trend of novel writing, to my limited knowledge, has been stagnated for long time So in a state of such paucity, this particular book is a priceless piece of literature Beaut...


  2. Saima Saima says:

    this book open many windows to ones inside world.must read i read it many many timesmet with the writer n hadunderstanding of this book


  3. Amna Amna says:

    I don t know why we no longer have writers like Bano Qudsiyah and novels like raja gidh We have done something seriously wrong with our literature Now every novel has a same story line of a spoiled rich boy falling in love with a religious girl and himself turning into a molvi as a result Almost every novel follows a religious theme with a super pious girl who knows nothing about the world I mean why are we turning into such religion snobs I do not have anything against religion, but not I don t know why we no longer have writers like Bano Qudsiyah and novels like raja gidh We have done something seriously wrong with our literature Now every novel has a same story line of a spoiled rich boy falling in love with a religious girl and himself turning into a molvi as a result Almost every novel follows a religious theme with a super pious girl who knows nothing about the world I mean why are we turning into such religion snobs I do not have anything against religion, but not everyone follows religion so much extremely and we are destroying our literature by these recurring themes The mention of abuse and violence is a taboo in our modern literature though all these things prevail in our society Not mentioning them won t remove them from our society Just because of this I stopped reading modern urdu literature I only read...


  4. Sara Saif Sara Saif says:

    This was so not what I expected It was shocking and sickening.It s one of those books I don t consider myself capable of reviewing critically so I ll just stick to mentioning what I felt while reading it.I was surprised at the direction it took, the sensitive issues it tackled and how it laid bare the struggles and psyche of men and women of all classes People like me live in a cocoon of safety and blissful ignorance and like to pretend that there is nothing wrong with the world Raja Gidh was This was so not what I expected It was shocking and sickening.It s one of those books I don t consider myself capable of reviewing critically so I ll just stick to mentioning what I felt while reading it.I was surprised at the direction it took, t...


  5. Anum Anum says:

    I bought this book at a literary festival that was held in Islamabad thinking I should start readingUrdu books to improve linguistically in the language I did not for a second believe that this book was going to be anythingthan your average Urdu novel an amalgam of religious philosophy and romance I was horribly mistaken Raja Gidh Prince of the Vultures is not a story but it is an experiment in philosophy It is a journey through the minds of people all at differing levels of I bought this book at a literary festival that was held in Islamabad thinking I should start readingUrdu books to improve linguistically in the language I did not for a second believe that this book was going to be anythingthan your average Urdu novel an amalgam of religious philosophy and romance I was horribly mistaken Raja Gidh Prince of the Vultures is not a story but ...


  6. Abdullah Khalid Abdullah Khalid says:

    Original rating 2.5 5 This book might be a very good book for a lot of people Many of my friends loved it But I couldn t relate myself to it at all , so I guess it wasn t meant for me The concept of halal and haram is good.One thing I didn t like was the way she described religious people Like she kept describing the beauty of Seemin but when it came to her religious class fellows she talked about them as some forbidden species As far as I think , this all started from that first introd Original rating 2.5 5 This book might be a very good book for a lot of people Many of my friends loved it But I couldn t relate myself to it at all , so I guess it wasn t meant for me The concept of halal and haram is good.One thing I didn t like was the way she described religious people Like she kept describing the beauty of Seemin but when it came to her religious class fellows she talked about them as some forbidden species As far as I think , this all started from that first introductory class in university If Seemin had been somewhat religious , Qayyum and Suhail wouldn t have fallen in love with her, similarly , if Aftaab and Seemin were really in love with each other then the proper way was to marry first and the...


  7. Tariq Mahmood Tariq Mahmood says:

    Quality read, best ever novel written in Urdu ever Must read for all Urdu readers, especially students This novel is a thought provoker just like the Alchemist of Paulo Caulho, which leaves a lasting impression on the reader In my case there was considerable turmoil, excitement, desire and a s...


  8. Hassan Hassan says:

    There must B a GIDH in u 2 understand RAJA GIDH.


  9. aiman. aiman. says:

    Undoubtedly one of the best books in Urdu literature yet I found it little disturbing


  10. Humera gull Humera gull says:

    Raja Gidh, a phenomenal and classical novel written by Bano Qudsia This novel strongly reflects on the negatives points of our society today If only we can understand the concept and adverse effects of Rizq e haram and...