Novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa in Malayalam, translated by Prasad Kodinji and Sulfi. First published in 1899, it is considered the first Urdu novel by many.
'Umrao Jaan Ada' tells the story of a courtesan and poetess by the same name from 19th century Lucknow, as recounted by her to the author. The novel is known for its elaborate portrayal of mid-19th century Lucknow, its decadent society, and also describes as a subtext, the moral hypocrisy of the patriarchal system of the times, where Umrao Jaan also becomes the symbol of a nation that had long attracted many suitors who were only looking to exploit her.
Malayalam Title: ഉമ്രാഓ ജാൻ ആദാ
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2013 February
Umrao Jaan Ada (Olive Edition)
- Publisher: Olive / Papiyon / Harmony
- Category: Malayalam Novel
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