Contemporary Perspectives Of Literature: A Post-Colonial Study Of Shaukat Siddique’s Novels


  • Jawaria Zafar Ph.D Scholar, Urdu Department, The Women University, Multan.
  • Shazma Zahra Lecturer Urdu, Govt. Associate College for Women, Choti Zaireen.
  • Aasma Zahra Khan Ph.D Scholar, Urdu Department, The Women University, Multan.


Independence, British, Era, Post-colonial, Traditions, Social Realism.


After the war of independence in 1857, as a result of the political dominance of the British over the Indian subcontinent, the cultural values that has been stable for centuries disappeared. And on the other hand, the political and social structure suffered defeat. In these circumstances, literature emerged with a new form and structure; the novel is also the creation of this Era. After the establishment of Pakistan, i. e, in the post-colonial period, the literary traditions that emerged. They were not entirely devoid of the traditions of the past, Rather interpreter of the problems arising from within the society. The literature created in this situation sometimes presents resistance against the colonial attitudes. Shaukat Siddiqui’s Novels reflect the best of social realism, and many new forms of exploitation come to light. In this article, Shaukat Siddiqui’s novels will be studied in the post-colonial context, To see how far the character created in this era were fighting for their survival.