You can download Raja Gidh by Bano Qudsia PDF from this page. It is a very famous and the most popular Urdu novel. Its writer Bano Qudsia is one of the most respected writers in Pakistan. She is also the wife of Ashfaq Ahmad, who was a highbrow and a great writer of Pakistan. Bano has written many Urdu novels and short stories, but this novel Raja Gidh has become very popular. She has also written for Television and stage plays.
Review of the Urdu novel Raja Gidh by Bano Qudsia
Raja Gidh by Bano Qudsia was published in 1981 by Sang-e-Meel publisher. The story of the novel is about a beautiful and good looking girl named Samina Shah. She belongs to an upper class family and studies at Govt. College, Lahore in the master of Sociology class. Her all class fellows as well as young Professor Sohail like her very much. Everyone wants to make love relations with her. But she loves with Aaftab who is also her classmate and a handsome guy. Aaftab belongs to a Kashmiri family and he also loves Samina Shah but due to his family restrictions he has to marry with some other girl whom he doesn't love. Then he has to go to the UK to take the charge of his family business. Now the story starts describing the separation of two lovers.
This book also gives some excellent moral lessons. Bano beautifully explains the concepts of Halaal and haraam. She tries to convince the readers that haraam always causes the deterioration of a person or society. It can make a person abnormal. This abnormality can also transfer to the next generations. It is a must read novel for every Urdu book lover.