Best Urdu stories on riots and communal unrest

While Urdu literature

was evolving from romanticism to realism, the tragedy of Partition took place in India, and things took a turn for the worse. Following the mass exodus, communal riots flared up the streets of either side of the border, resulting in unrest, social inequality, starvation, and countless deaths. This collection is a revisit to such unfortunate events, through some of the most powerful short stories of Urdu, which offer the modern reader a peek into the gruesome bloodshed that stains our past.

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Thanda Gosht

Saadat Hasan Manto

Toba Tek Singh

Saadat Hasan Manto

Khol Do

Saadat Hasan Manto

Lajwanti

Rajinder Singh Bedi

Gadariya

Ashfaq Ahmad

Peshaawar Express

Krishn Chander

Amritsar Azadi Se Pahle

Krishn Chander

Amritsar Azadi Ke Baad

Krishn Chander

Mootri

Saadat Hasan Manto

Jaden

Ismat Chughtai

Aur Ayesha Aa Gayi

Qudratullah Shahab

Izdawaj-e-mohabbat

Sajjad Haider Yaldram

Parmeshar Singh

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

Meri Maut

Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

Hindustaan Se Eik Khat

Intizar Hussain

Gas Chamber

Mustansar Husain Tarar

Singhar-daan

Shamoil Ahmad

Shukr-Guzar Aankhein

Hayatullah Ansari

Dam

Abdussamad

Lakeer

Tariq Chhatari

Aadmi

Syed Mohammad Ashraf

Ajanta

Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

Unki Eid

Zakia Mashhadi

Bhai

Shaukat Hayat

Dahshat

Salam Bin Razzaq

Rooh Se Lipti Hui Aag

Abid Suhail

Sawa-neze Par Sooraj

Abid Suhail

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