Sunday, July 3, 2011

List Of Books Naseem Hijazi

List Of Books & Novels Naseem Hijazi
نسیم حجازی اردو کے مشہور ناول نگار تھے جو تاریخی ناول نگاری کی صف میں اہم مقام رکھتے ہیں۔ ان کا اصل نام شریف حسین تھا لیکن وہ زیادہ تر اپنے قلمی نام "نسیم حجازی" سے معروف ہیں۔ وہ تقسیم ہند سے قبل پنجاب کے ضلع گورداس پور میں 1914ء میں پیدا ہوئے۔ برطانوی راج سے آزادی کے وقت ان کا خاندان ہجرت کر کے پاکستان آگیا اور باقی کی زندگی انہوں نے پاکستان میں گزاری۔ وہ مارچ 1996 ء میں اس جہان فانی سے کوچ کر گئے۔ ان کے ناول مسلمانوں کے عروج و زوال کی تاریخ پر مبنی ہیں جنہوں نے اردو خواں طبقے کی کئی نسلوں پر اپنے اثرات چھوڑے ہیں۔ وہ صرف تاریخی واقعات بیان کر کے نہیں رہ جاتے بلکہ حالات کی ایسی منظر کشی کرتے ہیں کہ قاری خود کو کہانی کا حصہ محسوس کرنے لگتا ہے
اور ناول کے کرداروں کے مکالموں سے براہ راست اثر لیتا ہے۔

The writer
As a novel writer, Naseem Hijazi is regarded as one of the finest writers of Urdu language especially in the later 20th century. Among his popular contemporaries were Ibn-e-Safi, Saadat Hasan Manto, and Shafiq-ur-Rehman, all having their particular line of literature.
Naseem Hijazi is known for his potent and romantic description of history. There are only two writers prior to Hijazi who wrote history novels in Urdu: Abdul Haleem Sharar and Sadiq Sardhunwi, but Hijazi's writing is most credible in terms of historic description and accuracy. He exercised extra care to back his study of history by thorough research and to cite his sources whenever possible. Hijazi creates his powerful expression by blending this study of history with fairytale romanticism. The story usually revolves around characters who were related to, and shown present at the actual historical event that he wishes to focus on.

Comparison
It would be worthwhile to compare Naseem Hijazi to Walter Scott in terms of reviving romanticism of the past while describing long gone history. While Walter Scott is much criticized for his controversial work and lack of historical references, Naseem Hijazi can be credited for his relatively thorough knowledge of history that is surrounded with fictitious characters to create fiction. Thus, his works are considered historical fiction, are marketed as works of fiction, and do not hold any historical bearing except for being based on a few historical facts that have been intensely romanticized.

Work
Naseem Hijazi bases most of his work in Islamic history. In dealing with this history, he shows both the rise and fall of the Islamic Empire. His novels Muhammad Bin Qasim, Aakhri Ma'raka, Qaisar-o Kisra and Qafla-i Hijaz describe the era of Islam's rise to political, militaristic, economic, and educational power. While Yusuf Bin Tashfain, Shaheen[1], Kaleesa aur Aag, and Andheri Raat ke Musafir describe the period of Spanish Reconquista. In one of these novels (Kaleesa Aur Aag) he has painfully, yet truthfully, depicted the infamous Inquisition that began by targeting Jews and ended with the conversion or expulsion of the Moriscos or Muslims.
In Akhri Chataan, he describes the Central Asian conquests of Genghis Khan and his destruction of the Khwarizm Sultanate. The novel shows the brutal conquests of the Mongols, the military geniuses of Genghis Khan, the undying will power of Sultan Jalal ud-Din Khwarizm Shah, and the unworthy condition of the Abbassid Caliphate of Baghdad.
He wrote two sequential novels on British conquest of India, and described the shortcomings of Indian nations after the collapse of Mughal Empire. The story, Mu'azzam Ali, starts a little before the Battle of Plassey. The lead character, Muazzam Ali joins the fight against the British with the army of Siraj-ud-Daula. The story goes around as the character moves from one place in India to another in search of the lost glory and freedom. He takes part in the third battle of Panipat and finally settles in Srirangapattana that was growing in power under the towering personality of Haider Ali. The book ends almost around the death of Haider Ali. The second book, Aur Talwar Toot Gayee (And the Sword is Broken) is more about Haider's son Sultan Tipu where the same character is finding his dreams being fulfilled in Tipu's valiant endeavors against the British East India Company. The book culminates in the sad and untimely martyrdom of Sultan Tipu.
He also wrote a novel on the Independence of Pakistan named Khaak aur Khoon. Many believed that the novel was his own story. Source (wikipedia)

Novels/books by Naseem Hijazi
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Naseem Hijazi Complete Novels List

Muhammad Sharif more commonly by his pseudonym Naseem Hijazi (C. 1914-March 1996) was an Urdu writer who is well-known for his novels dealing with Islamic history. He was born at Wazirabad in Pre-Partition India in an Arain family and migrated to Pakistan after independence from the British Rule and subsequent partition of India in 1947. He lived most of his life in Pakistan and died in March 1996.
                                           
As a novel writer, Naseem Hijazi is regarded as one of the finest writers of Urdu language especially in the later 20th Century. Among his popular contemporaries were
Ibn-e-Safi, Saadat Hasan Manto, and Shafiq-ur-Rehman, all having their particular line of literature.
Naseem Hijazi is known for his potent description of history. Naseem Hijazi's writing is most credible in terms of historic description and accuracy. He exercised extra care to back his study of history by thorough research and to cite his sources whenever possible. Naseem Hijazi creates his powerful expression by blending this study of history with fairytale. The story usually revolves around characters who were related to, and shown present at the actual historical event that he wishes to focus on. Naseem Hijazi's bases most of his work in Islamic history. In dealing with this history, he shows both the rise and fall of the Islamic Empire. To remind his readers of the lost glory of the Muslims and in a way inspire them to work with commitment to achieve lost glory in all walks of life. He portrays Islamic tolerance, the will to fight for the protection of the weak, and the love for arts and knowledge.
 
Naseem Hijazi has immensely influenced his readers both in and out of Pakistan. He has been one of the key sources of Islamic ideologies in Pakistan. Many Pakistani educated youngsters throughout 1950s till today are believed to have been emotionally and ideologically inspired by his writings. He enjoys a very large reader base even after his death.

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