An Analytical Study of “Adhay Udhooray Khwab” in Contemporary Political Context


  • Khalid Mahmood PhD Scholer, Dept of Urdu, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
  • Dr. Abid Hussain Sial Head Department of Pakistani Languages,National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad


Political context, Contemporary novel, Shahid Siddiqui, social movements, society


Shahid Siddiqui’s novel “Adhay Udhooray Khwab” has three basic context: political, educational and social. The writer has his clear stance on the issues and has creatively embed his view in the story of the novel. He can feel the pain of the people struggling for a better future and pursuing their dreams of freedom and justice in the society. The story of the novel has a contemporary context in which social movements are on rise and political temperature of the society is very high. The article is an attempt to analyze the novel in the contexts mentioned above.


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Ibid, p.45

Ibid, p.64

Arshad Mehmood, “Kisi Naey Meesaq-e-Pakistan Ki Zuroorat” Published in quarterly “Aaj”, Issue:70, June, 2011, p.342

Shahid Siddiqui, “Adhay Udhooray Khwab”, p.70

Ibid, p.71

Ibid, p.90

Ibid, p.94

Ibid, p.100

Ibid, p.101

Ibid, p.110

Ibid, p.116-117

Ibid, p.117

Ibid, p.119

Ibid, p.126



How to Cite

Khalid Mahmood, and Dr. Abid Hussain Sial. “An Analytical Study of ‘Adhay Udhooray Khwab’ in Contemporary Political Context”. Zaban-O-Adab, vol. 15, no. 1, June 2022, pp. 210-22, //