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. Raja Gidh was actually a wakeup call for me, reminding me that these social issues are real. It follows Qayyum, a middle-class man hailing from a rural background, who falls deeply and irrevocably in love with his university friend Seemi who is already in love with someone else. Vultures are compared with human beings quite logically.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Add to Wishlist. Bano Qudsia also known as Bano Aapa, was a Pakistani novelist, playwright and spiritualist. She wrote literature in Urdu, producing novels, dramas and short stories. Qudsia is best known for her novel Raja Gidh.
Qudsia also wrote for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages. Her play Aadhi Baat has been called "a classic". Bano Qudsia died in Lahore on 4 February Raja Gidh by Bano Qudsia is an Urdu novel. 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. You must enjoy this app after installing. We do not claim the copyright ownership. If you have a particular complaint about content, Please contact us on our email. Thank You. We are working hard for making app better and more useful for you.
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Raja Gidh / راجه گدھ
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. Aftab belongs to a Kashmiri business family. Although he also loves her, he cannot 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. The novel then takes on touching several moral and ethical issues, beyond the love triangle plot, depicted through the rich culture and everyday life of Lahore.