Ismat Chughtai

1915 - 1991

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Ismat Chughtai (21 August 1915 – 24 October 1991) was an Indian Urdu novelist, short story writer, liberal humanist and filmmaker. Beginning in the 1930s, she wrote extensively on themes including female sexuality and femininity, middle-class gentility, and class conflict, often from a Marxist perspective. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ismat Chughtai has received more than 881,781 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ismat Chughtai is the 5,180th most popular writer (down from 4,999th in 2019), the 606th most popular biography from India (up from 614th in 2019) and the 91st most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Ismat Chughtai ranks 5,180 out of 5,755Before her are Alison Lurie, Jerry Falwell, Jan Frans Willems, Günter de Bruyn, Otokar Březina, and Bruno Heller. After her are Ann Coulter, Bahaa Taher, Azar Nafisi, Roger Ascham, Alifa Rifaat, and Lev Mei.

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Among people born in 1915, Ismat Chughtai ranks 218Before her are John Dobson, Jóhann Hafstein, Patricia Morison, Billy Strayhorn, Jean Parker, and Earl Wild. After her are Harriet Bland, Ray Evans, Khadr El-Touni, Elisabeth Eybers, Signe Hasso, and Felix Kaspar. Among people deceased in 1991, Ismat Chughtai ranks 197Before her are Reidar Andersen, Henri Louveau, Wilhelm Brinkmann, Mildred Dunnock, Tom Tryon, and Ken Curtis. After her are Daniel Oduber Quirós, Harriet Bland, Stan Mortensen, Aldo Ray, Antoine Blondin, and Hans Schwartz.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ismat Chughtai ranks 606 out of 1,493Before her are Manilal Gandhi (1892), Abhishek Bachchan (1976), Amitav Ghosh (1956), Anita Desai (1937), Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (1947), and Randhir Kapoor (1947). After her are Vijay Amritraj (1953), Lalu Prasad Yadav (1948), C. R. Rao (1920), Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (1874), Nirmala Joshi (1934), and B. V. Doshi (1927).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Ismat Chughtai ranks 91Before her are Raghunath Murmu (1905), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), Ravindra Kelekar (1925), Cornelia Sorabji (1866), Amitav Ghosh (1956), and Anita Desai (1937). After her are Gurdial Singh (1933), Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872), Pratibha Ray (1944), Javed Akhtar (1945), Kaifi Azmi (1919), and Ruskin Bond (1934).