Saturday, October 13, 2012

Umaira Ahmad; My favorite Urdu Novelist

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Umaira Ahmad

Umaira Ahmed /Umera Ahmed(b. December 10, 1976, Sialkot, Pakistan) and is a Popular fiction Urdu novelist and screenplay writer based in Sialkot, Pakistan who is best known for authoring the book Peer-e-Kamil (پیر کامل) and the TV serial Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan.

Umaira Ahmed completed her masters in English from Murray College. Her initial stories were published in monthly Urdu digests such as Khawateen Digest (خواتین ڈاجسٹ) and Shuaa (شعاع). Her stories are published in episodic format every month in various digests and are eventually released as separate novels. Her novels Man-o-Salwa, Lahasil, Amar Bail, Husna Aur Husn Ara, Meri Zaat Zarai benishan, Mai Ne Khawabon Ka Shajar Dekha Hai, Muthi Bhar Matti, Libas, Darbar-e-Dil, Thora sa Aasman and Sauda have been adapted for television.

Umaira Ahmed was a great english language lecturer at Army Public College Sialkot. She taught for quite some years but quit teaching a few years ago in order to give full attention to her novels. She is till date remembered in the College for her great teaching services.


She has authored 16 books comprising novels, compilations of short stories, and plays. Her novels explore societal problems particularly the role of women in the society. Her novels mostly contain South Asian cultural issues (primarily focussing on Pakistani societal issues).

Authored Books:

• Meri Zaat Zarra Benishan (1999)- this was also dramatized on GEO which got super fame

• Peer e Kamil (2003)

Lahasil

• Hasil

• Amar Bail

• Man-o-salwa (2007)

• Husna Aur Husn Ara

• Mein Ne Khawabon Ka Shajar Dekha Hai

• Muthi Bhar Matti

• Libas

• Darbar-e-Dil

• Thora sa Aasman (2003)

Sauda

• Hurf say Nufz Tuk

• Wapsi

Hum Kahan Kay Suchay Thay

• Iman Umeed aur Muhabat

• Zindigi Gulzar Hai

Koi Lamha Khaab Nahi Hota

Baaat Umar Bhar Ki hay

Sahar Ek Isti'ara Hay

Maat Honay Tak

Zindagi Gulzaar Hay

Ab Mera Intizaar Kar

Playwright:

• Doraha (2009)

• The Ghost (2009)

• Malal (2009-2010)

• Meri Zaat Zarra-E-Benishan

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