I’ll read this book again after gaining more worldly experience to grasp the deeper meaning! She was married to novelist Ashfaq Ahmed. View all 5 comments. Bano Qudsia has written this novel drawing on the religious concept of Haraam and Halaal. Raja Gidh was actually a wakeup call for me, reminding me that these social issues are real. According to my views, the solution was religion.

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Now every novel raja gidh by bano qudsia urdu novel 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. View all 6 comments. Login or Register to ask the seller now and answer will show here.

Jul 07, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. This book is an amalgamation of many emotions and experiences and it does discuss the subject of haram, but does not solely endorse it.

The most boring description of events, cliched characters students of philosophy department in Punjab University dull dialogues, it seemed like a revenge from the reader. Books by Bano Qudsia.

Raja Gidh / راجه گدھ by Bano Qudsia

Apart from the above implication the novel has many social, emotional and psychological aspects. We have done something seriously wrong with our literature. Gidh is the Urdu word for a vulture and Raja is a Hindi synonym for king. This was Ishq-e- lahasil of Qayyum. Love reaches its perfection only when it is unfulfilled, unsatisfied and gldh, only then it shows its truer side.


All these and many other questions arise in the book and leave one with so many perspectives to dive into.

No doubt writers like Banu Qudsia, Ashfaq Ahmed are great assets for our youth’s character-buildi It was a very Inspirational psycological and philosophical novel. In my case there was considerable turmoil, excitement, desire and a strong longing for the unknown.

Raja Gidh / راجه گدھ

Qudsia also wrote for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages. If one wants to live and die in peace and stick to religion and trust what God says. Qudsia is very bold and thought provoking, she asks the right questions and depicts human psyche with absolute perfection.

This novel strongly reflects on the negatives points of our society today. I strongly recommend this novel to all and qudska of thanks to Bano Qudsia for such a great contribution to Urdu literature. May 06, Shabana Mukhtar rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended to Saqib by: Jul 24, Ayesha U rated it it was amazing.

Raja Gidh by Bano Qudsia

The only part that I fell in love with is how she introduced the Kingdom of Birds to conve Much hyped, but an overall disappointing read. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. School sy bhaag jany waly bechu ki jagah school mai nahi hoti lykin inhi baaghi bechu ko bench per kharha ker ky in azeem shakhsieto ki rosahn misalen di jati hain jo khud school sy bhagy hoty hyn.


Thorough, inquisitive, painful, and all that a good book should be.

Thus while Qayum goes through a variety of stages of self-seeking, the secondary plot describes the trial of vultures. It is a great book. In fact, parallel to the main plot of the novel, an allegorical story of such a kingdom is narrated. Buy Now Add to Cart. Naveed Yar Khan There is no translation yet as far nobel I know Bano Qudsia has written this novel rana on the religious concept of Haraam and Halaal.