KARACHI: Today marks 46th death anniversary of ace Urdu novelist A.R. Khatoon. She pioneered the fiction of this generation dominated by women characters and wrote many remarkable and popular novels depicting female titles and stories.
A.R Khatoon was born 1900 in Delhi. Her real name was Ummat-ur-Rehman. She earned her education within her house because of the strictness and traditions of that time.
She completed her education in the house and started writing articles for a magazine called Ismat.
Her first novel Shama was published in 1929 and was a major success because of her unique style of addressing social and family issues.
Her other popular novels are included Tasweer, Afshan, Fakiha, Chashma, Hala and Romana and all of them were instant hits.
A.R. Khatoon’s stories and their characters were more or less similar yet they conveyed a strong message and are still very popular. A number of her novels were adapted into successful Television dramas.
She died on February 24, 1965 in Lahore. SAMAA