Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why Don’t Readers Own Urdu Novels?

The Urdu popular fiction has a very ardent fan base. Of course, it is called popular fiction only because it is very popular as compared to the literary works.
It is of no doubt that, the Urdu popular fiction is seeing great writers. These writers, mostly females, are doing their work very dutifully. They point out different social issues very successfully. It is needless to say that they are playing a great role in imprinting a positive impact on the society.

There are different trends in the Urdu popular fiction. Along with many positive trends, one trend is not good. This trend can be explained in the words of the Flannery O'Connor. Flannery O'Connor once wrote,
“It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have”.
Flannery O'Connor
The Urdu popular fiction writers are also suffering from this syndrome. They write stories about people who are too rich to be true. Of course, it adds a lot of glamour to their stories. Nevertheless, trend is not healthy for the society.
The Urdu story, novel, and scriptwriters should try to avoid this trend in their writings, as it is badly corrupting the society.

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