Saliha Abid Hussain
Born
India
OccupationNovelist
Known forUrdu literature
AwardsPadma Shri

Saliha Abid Hussain (1913 - 1988) was an Indian writer of Urdu literature,[1] considered by many to be one of the prominent writers of modern Urdu novels and children's literature.[2][3] She is the author of works such as Azra,[4] Rekhta,[5] Yadgaray hali[6] Baat Cheet[7] and Jane Walon ki Yad Ati Hai.[8] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1983.[9] Her life has been documented in a biography, Saliha Abid Hussain, written by Sughra Mehdi and published in 1993.[10]


Her writing covered many subjects, including women's rights, and according to her niece Dr Sayeda Hameed, who curated the exhibition Pathbreakers: The 20th Century Muslim Women of India at the Bangalore International Centre in 2020, "She spoke out against Triple Talaq and other subjects fearlessly."[11]

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References

  1. ^ Tahera Aftab (2015). Inscribing South Asian Muslim Women: An Annotated Bibliography & Research Guide. BRILL. ISBN 978-9004158498. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ Abdul Jamil Khan (2006). Urdu-Hindi: An Artificial Divide. Algora Publishing. p. 400. ISBN 9780875864389.
  3. ^ Peter Hunt (2004). International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. Routledge. p. 1416. ISBN 9781134436842.
  4. ^ "Azra". 1968. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Rekhta". Quami Council Bara-e-Farogh-e-Urdu Zaban. 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Yadgaray hali". Arsalan. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Baat Cheet". Hassaan Zia. 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Jane Walon ki Yad Ati Hai". Maktaba-e Jamia. 1974. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  10. ^ Kartik Chandra Dutt (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1490. ISBN 9788126008735.
  11. ^ Madhukar, Jayanthi (11 March 2020). "An informative exhibition on the 20th Century Muslim is underway, dispelling several myths". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 11 July 2021.