• Lahoo ke phool

    By Hayatullah Ansari

    Hayatullah Ansari’s voluminous Urdu novel Lahoo ke Phool based on the history of India’s freedom struggle, along with the decay of the old jagirdari system of land allotment, is written in 5 volumes. It received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1970.

    About the Author
    Hayatullah Ansari (1912–1999) was an Indian author, journalist and politician from Uttar Pradesh. He jointly wrote the script of Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar along with Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, which was the only Indian film to have won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Ansari also served in the selection board of the Jnanpith Award.