An Analytical Study

  • Muhammad Saqib PhD Scholar, Department of Urdu, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
  • Prof. Dr Ghulam Abbas Gondal Dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
Keywords: Novel, Darashikoh, Abdussattar, Characterization, Dialogue, Perspective, Historical, Explicit, Implicit, Unveil


The article encompasses the fictional endeavours of Qazi Abdul Sattar, a renowned writer of Urdu literature. He came across four fabulous historical novels besides several beautiful figments of fiction. His novels Dara Shikoh, Ghalib, Khalid Bin Waleed and Salahuddin Ayyubi, are his masterpieces of Historical Urdu fiction. In this article, an attempt is made to analyze and critically examine the art of characterization in his novel Dara Shikoh.

 In this critical examination, characters will be examined in the context of history, psychology, religion, art and culture, and dialogical perspective. Moreover, his characters contemporary age historical nature, readers standing about the character and the way certain characters are deliberately given more importance and a few ones are put under the carpet, are pertinent to be examined carefully in order to know their true nature. In analyzing historical characters, it is also a matter of great interest to know the very history of that character, its semi-historical nature and the self-creation of the charter by the author. It has also been tried to analyze characters explicitly and implicitly keeping in mind their psychological tilts and bends and characters’ active participation and contemporary inclinations and demands. All such aspects unveil the character’s true picture and it becomes crystal clear to objectively know the inner self of characters.  


Abdul Sttar, Qazi, Dara Shikoh. (Delhi: Educational Publishing House, 2008) P 13

Ibid P 11

Ibid P 26

Ibid P 31

Ibid P 9-10

Ibid P 83

R.B. Tripathi, Dr. (Translator), Dr. Riaz Ahmed Khan. Mughalia Saltanat Ka Arooj o Zawal.( Jhelum: Book Corner, 2016) P 430

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Ibid P 454

Abdul Sttar, Qazi, Dara Shikoh. P 28

R.B. Tripathi, Dr. (Translator), Dr. Riaz Ahmed Khan. Mughalia Saltanat Ka Arooj o Zawal. P 134

Abdul Sttar, Qazi, Dara Shikoh. P 121

Muhammad Shakar, Dr. Urdu Main Tareekhi Novel Nigari. (Muzafarpur. Bihar, Ktabastan. 2003) P 125

Ibid P 114

How to Cite
Muhammad Saqib, and Prof. Dr Ghulam Abbas Gondal. 2023. “CHARACTERS OF THE NOVEL DARASHIKOH”. Tasdiqتصدیق۔ 4 (2), 283-90.