There was a time when people used to complain that the prices of the Urdu books are increasing every day. The Urdu books especially the novels are still very expensive. However, a fortunate fact is that now many novels and other Urdu books are available online.
The internet users can read them free of cost. Some of the Urdu novels have to be read online, however many can be downloaded in the pdf format which can be read offline too.
Given below is a list of top five social reforming Urdu novels, which are available to read online. Read the novels for an experience that enriches the mind and the soul.
1. Hasil by Umera Ahmad
‘Hasil’ is an exquisite Urdu novel, which is not much known. May be it is not that popular because Umera Ahmad wrote and published it in the start of her career. However, this novel is a masterpiece. It shows the stories of two people simultaneously. A Muslim boy who is converting to Christianity for peace of mind is the leading theme. The second theme is about a girl who is converting to Islam from Christianity for peace of mind.
2. Man o Salwa by Umera Ahmad
Man o Salwa is Umera Ahmad’s bestseller novel. The good thing is that it can be read free of any cost other than the internet connection on the internet. The story revolves around the main character Zainab and the theme of the novel is the difference between the Halal and Haram income. The story is not preachy but leaves a strong impact on heart, mind, and soul.
3. Yeh Galian ye Chobaray by Faiza Iftikhar
The people who are ardent readers of the Urdu popular fiction are familiar with the name of Faiza Iftikhar. Some people also know her as Faiza Iftikhar Chanda. Faiza Iftikhar is a known name in writing the social reform novels. She is also an expert at writing humor and satire. This particular Urdu novel revolves around joint family system, cousin marriages, and effects of parents’ divorce on the children. It also emphasizes on choosing the right woman to marry.
4. Paras by Rukhsana Nigar Adnan
Just like Faiza Iftikhar, the mane of Rukhsana Nigar Adnan is also known to the readers of the Urdu popular fiction. The stories of Rukhsana Nigar Adnan are extremely interesting. Paras is of course not an exception. It is a very interesting Urdu story of a girl from the elite class who has to live with people of lower middle class.
5. Ham Safar by Farhat Ishtiaq
The story, Ham Safar by Farhat Ishtiaq is an excellent read for an avid Urdu reader. It narrates the story of a girl from the lower middle class who got married to a person of elite class by a turn of fate. Her mother in law is very irritated by this and tries hard to break the marriage. The story depicts the importance of choosing a good person to marry and the importance of love and trust between spouses.