Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the Progressivewriters' Movement in Urdu

Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the Progressivewriters' Movement in Urdu

By: Rakhshanda Jalil (author)Hardback

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This book explores a critical history of the Progressive Writers' Movement (PWM) in India, particularly in the context of Urdu literature. It traces gradual emergence of political and social consciousness from the mid-nineteenth century, as reflected in Urdu literature of this period and brings to light the writers associated with it-from Faiz Ahmad Faiz to Ali Sardar Jafri. Affording rare insights into the role played by the Progressive Writers' Association (PWA)-and, from 1943 onwards, its partner organization, the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA)-the work critically analyses these twin forces' influence on literature and, by extension, on all forms of art and popular culture-radio and films.

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Rakshanda Jalil is a well-known writer, literary critic, and independent researcher; former Senior Associate Fellow, Council fo Social Development, New Delhi.

Contents

INTRODUCTION ; 1. THE LINKAGES BETWEEN SOCIAL CHANGE AND URDU LITERATURE: FROM 1850S TILL 1920S ; 1.1 THE REVOLT OF 1857 AND ITS AFTERMATH ; 1.2 MUSLIM RESPONSES TO 1857 ; 1.3 LITERARY TRENDS: 1857-1920S ; 2. RISE OF SOCIALIST CONSCIOUSNESS: FROM 1900 TILL 1930S ; 2.1 POLITICAL BACKGROUND: 1900-1930S ; 2.2 INTRODUCTION OF SOCIALIST THOUGHT AND SETTING UP OF THE CPI ; 2.3 THE APPEARANCE OF SOCIALLY-ENGAGED LITERATURE ; 3. ANALYSING ANGAREY ; 3.1 FIVE STORIES BY SAJJAD ZAHEER ; 3.2 TWO STORIES BY AHMED ALI ; 3.3 A STORY BY MAHMUDUZZAFAR ; 3.4 A STORY AND A PLAY BY MAHMUDUZZAFAR ; 4. THE FUROR OVER THE PUBLICATION OF ANGAREY ; 4.1 WHY WAS ANGAREY CONSIDERED INCENDIARY? ; 4.2 REACTIONS IN THE PRESS ; 4.3 WHAT THE ANGAREY QUARTET DID THEREAFTER ; 5. SETTING UP THE ALL-INDIA PROGRESSIVE WRITERS' ASSOCIATION ; 5.1 DRAWING UP THE MANIFESTO IN LONDON ; 5.2 BACK IN INDIA - THE BUILD-UP TO THE FIRST AIPWA ; 5.3 THE SUCCESSES OF THE FIRST AIPWA CONFERENCE, LUCKNOW ; 6. FROM SHABAB TO INQUILAB: A STUDY OF PROGRESSIVE POETRY FROM THE 1930S-1950S ; 6.1 THE GLORY DAYS (1936-1947) ; 6.2 ASRARUL HAQ MAJAZ (1909-1955) ; 6.3 FAIZ AHMAD FAIZ (1911-1984) ; 6.4 MAKHDOOM MOHIUDDIN AND THE OTHERS ; 7. FROM FASANA TO AFSANA: A STUDY OF PROGRESSIVE PROSE FROM THE 1930S-1950S ; 7.1 SAADAT HASAN MANTO (1912-1955) ; 7.2 ISMAT CHUGHTAI (1915-1991) ; 7.3 RAJINDER SINGH BEDI, KRISHAN CHANDAR AND THE OTHERS ; 8. THE DECLINE OF THE PROGRESSIVE WRITERS' MOVEMENT ; 8.1 POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS OF THE PWM ; 8.2 THE PWA IN PAKISTAN ; 8.3 CONCLUSION: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PWA IN INDIA ; 8.3.1 REASONS FOR SUCCESS ; 8.3.2 REASONS FOR DECLINE ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; ANNEXURE I: MAJOR WRITERS AND POETS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PWM ; ANNEXURE II: SOME IMPORTANT DATES IN THE HISTORY OF THE PWM ; ANNEXURE III: MAJOR PROGRESSIVE LITERATURE IN URDU (1935-1955) ; ANNEXURE IV: THREE VERSIONS OF THE FIRST MANIFESTO OF THE AIPWA ; ANNEXURE V: CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING NEW INDIAN LITERATURE ; INDEX ; ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780198096733
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9780198096733
  • weight: 804
  • ISBN10: 0198096739

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