10 Urdu novels you should read to understand true love



Hira Faraz
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We Pakistanis no doubt are born romantic. You can blame all on may be those larger-than-life Bollywood movies of Salman Khan or perhaps on those romantic novels we all use to read in our teenage. Well talking about novels, Pakistani novels have a huge following, well thank our own people for it! Huh… it was just a joke, I swear reading novels are the best thing that has happened to my life and I believe it’s everyone’s favorite time pass too.Though these 10 Urdu novels are quite different from each other, the only thing similar between them is love. Come find out the 10 novels you should read to understand true love. Feel free to add some more!

1. Abdullah

Abdullah is written by Hashim Nadeem Khan, It is a very Beautiful Socio Romantic Novel on the Journey of Self Realization (Ishq e Haqiqi). Abdullah is one of the record breaking novels by Hashim Nadeem Khan. The story unfolds the journey of the virtual love to the real love.

2. Humsafar

Humsafar by Farhat Ishtiaq is a beautifully written romantic novel on the strong relationship of husband-wife, which further gets strong by the bond of their children. The story of the novel reinforce that the life partners not only need love to live a happy married life but trust and confidence in each other. It also plays a major role in one’s life.

3. Amrit Kaur

Amrit Kaur is written by Amjad Javed on the hardships of love across the borders. It is a story of the partition in 1947 that created many love stories full of grief, sorrow and loss. It is about those beautiful relationships of people living together for years who suddenly became strangers and even enemies.

4. Diyar-e-Dil

Dayar-e-Dil, the story on split family issue with separated parents. The story revolves around Wali and Zarmina the grandchildren of Agha Jaan. It beautifully portrays how a single parent feeds negative things in their child’s mind and plant a false picture in their heart. The story also has moral lessons about respect, love and care in relationships.

5. Pyar ka Pehla Sheher

Mustansir Hussain Tarar the author of the novel; he not only did a wonderful job in expressing the feelings of its characters with his magical words, but while reading this novel one can also enjoy the history and description of some famous places in Paris. Pyar ka pehla shehar is one of the most romantic novels of all time. It is a story of a handicap person falling in love, beautifully portraying that love is not only for beautiful or physically fit people rather everyone can fall in love.

6. Amar Bail

Amarbail is a love story of Umar Jehangir and Aleezay Sikandar, both belongs to bureaucratic culture. A wonderfully written novel of Umaira Ahmed depicts multiple issues of our society in a very interesting manner. It is a story of broken families, imbalanced relationships, hope, love and sacrifices. The story highlights the true face of our bureaucratic system.

7. Main Chand Si

Mein Chand Si is written by Memona Khurshid Ali, who is a known writer among Urdu novel readers. ‘Main Chand Si’ is a touching story highlighting the consequences of self-obsession. It revolves around a girl who thinks she is the most beautiful of all and deserves to marry a rich man. Then there comes a turning point where she regrets all her decisions in life.

8. Ishq ka Sheen

The novel revolves around a non-Muslim, Thakur Avtar Singh and a Muslim girl; her beautiful voice has made him fall in love with her. The novel ishq ka sheen is a story of love, determination, passion and a journey from idol worship to finding the true path leading to Allah (SWT).

9. Bachpan Ka December

The novel Bachpan Ka December sets the story in the city of Quetta where winters were thought to be very beautiful with mountains covered in snow and moonlight peaking through the clear frosted ice. Bachpan ka December is about the strong ties of childhood love written by Hashim Nadeem Khan. The story revolves around a child who was in love with a rich girl elder than him.

10. Khudda aur Mohabaat

Khuda aur Mohabbat a fascinating novel written by Hashim Nadeem is totally worth reading. It consists of two parts: One that deals with Emotional conflict, and other one deals in religious conflict. Both the sides gradually develop keeping the readers engaged and entertained. A mind griping story for sure!

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4 Responses

  1. I have only read a single Urdu novel, peer e kamil, by umaira Ahamd. Abdullah was highly recommended by someone, but havent got a chance yet to read it.

    by the way is the list of top ten made by number of copies sold or just user ratings?

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