Symbolism in Khalida Hussain's Short Stories

An Analytical Study

  • Pervaiz Akhtar Naeem PhD Scholar, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
  • Dr. Abdul Sattar Malik Lecturer, Dept. of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
Keywords: Symbolism, Khalida Hussain, Short stories, Analysis, Urdu, Myths

Abstract

Khalida Hussain is an eminent Urdu short story writer. She is an introvert in her short stories. Her short stories comprise multi-dimensional meanings. To attain this purpose, she writes in symbolic style mostly. This article attempts to analyze her short stories from the perspective of symbolism. Sometimes she uses concrete symbols and sometimes an abstract way of writing. Her symbols are neither so easy, nor so difficult to understand.  She chooses them from life, society, folklore, literary traditions, eastern culture, and myth. She uses these symbols to express her inner feelings, self-actualization, stream of consciousness, interior monologue, existentialism, psychological problems, and also matters related to society. These symbols vary from each other and demand deep intention to understand them.

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Published
2021-12-29
How to Cite
Pervaiz Akhtar Naeem, and Dr. Abdul Sattar Malik. 2021. “Symbolism in Khalida Hussain’s Short Stories”. Tasdiqتصدیق۔ 3 (01), 128-47. http://tasdeeq.riphahfsd.edu.pk/index.php/tasdeeq/article/view/71.