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Future Mathematicians Adore Urdu Novelists

Future Mathematicians Adore Urdu Novelists

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

-Vera Nazarian

Novels are widely considered as tools to open up the readers’ minds, thereby organising them socially and emotionally.

Mostly, people read novels as a hobby or to get themselves free from boredom. Reading novels offers a number of benefits that are generally accepted – improved vocabulary, increased concentration and well-developed imagination.

The students of Mathematics, the subject apparently considered dry, find their pleasure in reading. The writers most famous among the Mathematics students from School of Natural Sciences (SNS) are Umera Ahmad, Nemrah Ahmed and Farhat Ishtiaq.

Warda Aroosh, a sophomore, is fond of Umera Ahmad. She says her novels enable her as a woman to be strong and take decisions for herself.

She says, “Her novels are based on struggle for religion, standing for one’s rights, accepting the problems and facing them.”

Some of the famous novels of Umera Ahmad Include Peer-e-Kamil (S.A.W), Aab-e-Hayat, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Shehr-e-Zaat, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Amar Bail, Iman Umeed aur Mohabbat and Thora Sa Aasman. Many of her novels have been adopted for television dramas as well.

Another sophomore, Kinza Iftikhar, is a die-hard fan of Nemrah Ahmed and eagerly waits for her novels.

“I read a number of novels but Nemrah Ahmed affects my mind and heart the most,” she says.

Kinza likes the writings of nemrah Ahmed as they are full of mysteries, surprises, thrills, joys, entertainment, sorrows, romance and lessons for everyday life.

The widely read novels of Nemrah Ahmed include Namal, Jannat Kay Pattay, Mushaf, Karakoram Ka Taj Mahal and Sans Sakin Thi. Her novel “Namal” is famous for the never-ending revenge cycle it presents.

Fatima Iftikhar, another sophomore, relishes the writings of Farhat Ishtiaq.

She says, “other than romance, family values and family politics, her writings incorporate diverse aspects like patience, trust, expectations and deception.”

Diyar-e-Dil, Bin Roye Ansoo, Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu and Humsafar are some of the most famous novels of Farhat Ishtiaq. These novels also attracted people when they came on television screens.

Final year students, Qudsia Khan and Amna Ehsan, not only enjoy the novels of aforementioned writers but also appreciate the writings of Saima Akram, who is a relatively new writer. The favourite novel of both of them is Siyah Hashia.

Reading good novels brings a new and interesting experience to one’s lives. I think we all should spend some time to enter this world full of imaginations and emotions, which is often based on reality.


Edited by Menahil Tahir.



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