Qurratulain Hyder

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Qurratulain Hyder (20 January 1927 – 21 August 2007) was an Urdu novelist, short story writer and journalist.


  • The Mississippi and its paddle boats, and the rivers of Bengal and their gleaming steamers evoked a similar atmosphere of romance, of long, song-filled voyages, high winds and lonely sunsets.
    • Qurratulain Hyder, Fireflies in the Mist
  • Come the rains and the beerbahutis appeared all over the green. From where do they emerge, so perfect in shape and colour, and where do they go?
    • Qurratulain Hyder, River of Fire: Aag Ka Darya
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