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The frail, beautiful Begum wasted away in anguished loneliness. All the toys and sweets of the world had liyaf interest for me. They helped themselves to rich food and got warm stuff made for themselves while she stiffened with cold despite the new cotton in her quilt.

Her existence was centred on herself and her itch. Pak Lihhaf July 13, at 9: Other maids handed over the necessary things at the door, muttering disapproval.

Amma always disliked my playing with boys. Begum Jaan was heart- broken and turned to books. Anonymous January 5, at onvel Abdul Saboor November 29, at 9: It was evening and the room was getting enveloped in darkness.

The quilt looked perfectly innocent in the morning. Scared, I went to bed rather early and pulled the quilt over me. At my age my other sisters were busy drawing admirers while I fought with any boy or girl I ran into! Begum Jaan grew more and more irritable. Pages using citations with format and no URL. I could not hear what they were saying and what was the upshot of the tiff but I heard Rabbu crying.


Lihaaf [ The Quilt] Ismat Chughtai

All through the year Begum Jaan would wear Hyderbadi jaali lihf kurtas, white and billowing, and brightly coloured pyjamas. She was breathing heavily and her face looked pale and dull. It seems to me that the blanket, though less comfortable, does not cast shadows as terrifying as the quilt, dancing on the wall. She was a believer in strict segregation for women. But she wanted me to stroke it.

The next day Rabbu went to see her son, an irascible young man. Or was it when she watched through the drawing room door the increasing number of firm-calved, supple- waisted boys and delicacies begin to come for them from the kitchen! He, however, had a strange noevl. My heart yearned in anguish for Amma. Her skin was also white and smooth and seemed as though someone had stitched it tightly over her body. You hurt my ribs.

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Begum Jaan had decked herself up elaborately and perfumed herself with the warm scent of attars. The elephant started to sway again. She arranged for night long reading of the scripture but in vain.


Thank God Rabbu returned that night.

Her face was scarred by small- pox. I woke up at night and was scared. Rabbu and Begum Jaan were the subject of their gossip during leisure hours. Begum Jaan lay still In the coming decades it was widely anthologised, and became one of her most known works, besides Angarey liihaf remained banned for several decades.

When the narrator is left at Begum Jan’s place by her mother, she realises that despite her past admiration of love for Nogel Jan, there lie many secrets with her. Rabbu was due to return the next day He kept an open house for students — young, fair and slender-waisted boys whose expenses were borne by him.

Rabbu used to massage her back for hours together. Relatives, however, would come for visits and would stay for months while she remained a prisoner in the house.

Her eyelids were heavy and eyelashes dense.

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