Bano Qudsia is a very famous writer and play writer from Pakistan. She was born on 28th of November, 1928 in British India. She was not only fluent in writing novels and short stories but she was also popular as a play writer. The popular characteristics of Bano Qudsia include her intelligence and spiritualism. She was also an intellectual. She is an Urdu writer but has also written in Punjabi for theater and television.
Bano Qudsia was born in Ferozpur, Punjab but during the partition crisis, she moved to Lahore along with her family. Her father was a bachelor’s degree holder in the field of agriculture and was also a landlord. In her school days, she was studying in Eastern India, at Dharamsala before her family shifted to Lahore during the partition. Her mother was involved with the education industry. Qudsia Bano married Ashfaq Ahmed, a very popular and renowned Pakistani writer. Qudsia Bano had many writings under her belt for college journals and issues. She passed her graduation degree from the Kinnaird College in Lahore and was done with her Master in Urdu in 1951 from the Government College University, Lahore. The subjects she studied include psychology, sociology and literature.
Her most popular novel was “Raja Gidh” published in 1981. Her other novels include “Aik Din”, “Haasil Ghaat”, “Purwa”, “Moom Ki Galiyan” and “Tauba Shikan”. Some of her popular short stories are; “Bazgasht”, “Amar Bail”, “DoosraDarwaza” and “TwajjukiTalib” and some of her popular plays are; “Tamasil”, “Hawa key Naam”, “Seharay” and “Khaleej”. She has been tackling feminist topics other than the societal and economy ones. She was awarded with Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1983, Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010, Kamal-e-Fun award in 2012 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. She passed away on 4th February, 2017 at the age of 88 in Lahore.