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Mumtaz Mufti

Pakistani Writer, Playwright, Autobiographer, Novelist, Literary Critic & Author

Mumtaz Mufti, a well-known writer, was born on September 11, 1905. Under British authority, he became a public servant and began his career as a schoolteacher. He and his family moved to Pakistan shortly after the split. Before partition, he began writing Urdu short tales while working as a schoolteacher. He was regarded as a non-conformist writer with liberal beliefs who looked to be inspired by Freud at the start of his creative career. He was able to maintain his own point of view while writing on topics that were frowned upon by society’s conservative elements.

At first, he was adamantly opposed to Pakistan’s formation. However, he subsequently transformed into a real Pakistani and Islamist. It is stated that his personality changed as a result of his association with Hazrat Qudratullah Shahab. He was awestruck by Qudratullah’s ideas, teachings, and personality.

In 1986, he received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award, and in 1989, he received the Munshi Premchand award. In 2013, the Pakistan Post Office also released a commemorative stamp in honour of the legendary Urdu writer.

Mumtaz got admission to Central Teachers Training College after completing his schooling, and after completing his training, he was assigned to the Punjab Education Department as a senior English teacher. For a period, he was also involved in the film industry. He moved to Lahore following Pakistan’s establishment and worked for several number of publications. He was also a Pakistan Air Force psychologist. Later, he was promoted as Director of the Ministry of Information in Rawalpindi. Until retirement, he remained with the same department.

There isn’t a clever Urdu literature reader who hasn’t read his tale “Apa” and isn’t aware of the reputation of his novel “Alipur Ka Eli.” One of the characteristics of “Ali pur Ka Eli” is that it is a novel with several characters, yet one might say that there is a consignment of characters. The idea is that, despite the large number of characters, the work is still a masterpiece. Alakh Nagri was the title of the second half of this autobiographical novel.

Reading this author, who laid the foundation for the Gorkha fog of psychology, psychoanalysis, and unconsciousness in Urdu literature, makes us wonder what motivated him to make sex and psychology such a central part of his life. As a result, it is important to refer to their early lives in order to comprehend their mental growth and the unconscious stimulus of creation. Because by mentally studying them, we can make it feasible for them to reach their subconscious. Any writer’s psychoanalysis can benefit from autobiographies. We can determine the components that contribute to the development of any personality by doing so. The major cause behind Mumtaz Mufti’s autobiographical novel “Ali Pur Ka Eli” is revealed via a study of Mumtaz Mufti’s autobiographical novel “Ali Pur Ka Eli.”

In terms of looks and physical behavior, prominent muftis have always felt inferior. This emotion became less acute beyond the age of fifty-five. As a result, he was first denied the intimacy of the sensitive gender. But, over time, this sense of inferiority gave way to a sense of dominance, to the point that he had no qualms about abducting a lady like Shahzad, a mother of many children. He wanted to demonstrate that a man like me has so much appeal that even a beautiful, married woman may fall in love with me and leave her house for me. As a result, focusing on women and their psychology appears to be a clue of their inferiority complex. Mumtaz Mufti’s personality has been represented by Ahmed Bashir in the following way: In terms of personality, Mumtaz Mufti believes that it is a Gorkha business. An entanglement with no obvious source of origin. Human personality, in my opinion, may be compared to an onion. Shells, shells, shells, they don’t meet, their forms are radically different, despite the fact that they all appear to be the same.

Mumtaz Mufti is a lovely narrative, fiction, and personality reference. He showed whatever personality he made his subject to the world with such beauty and untouchability that that personality emerged with all of its atmospheres. Mumtaz Mufti gave personality painting and drawing a new appearance, a new style. ‘OK people’ and ‘Okhe people’ are two separate universes in terms of artwork.


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