S1 E46 : Ismat Aapa Ki Yaad Mein - Javed Akhtar talks about Ismat Chughtai


Apr 28 2023 • 17 mins

In this episode, renowned Indian poet, lyricist, and screenwriter Javed Akhtar discusses the life and work of Ismat Chughtai, a legendary Urdu writer and feminist icon. Akhtar delves into Chughtai's fearless approach towards tackling taboo subjects, particularly related to women's sexuality and societal norms. Akhtar also sheds light on Chughtai's contribution to Indian cinema, as her stories have been adapted into several acclaimed films. Throughout the episode, Akhtar pays tribute to Chughtai's enduring legacy and influence on modern Indian literature and culture.

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