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Rashid Jahan
Writer
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Rashid Jahan (1905 - 1952): She wrote short stories. She was born in Aligarh. Her father, Sheikh Abdullah (not to be confused with the 'Sher-e-Kashmir'), was a pioneer of women's education and established the Women's College at the Aligarh Muslim University. Rashid Jahan trained as a gynaecologist at the Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi. She was an active member of the Communist Party of India and a leading voice in the Progressive Writers' Association. She married fellow revolutionary Mahmuduz Zafar. Rashid Jahan died in Moscow where she had gone for treatment for uterine cancer. She is buried in a cemetery there. Dilli ki Sair is her most famous short story. Some of her writings have appeared in collections like Aurat aur Dusre Afsane wa Drame (1937) and Woh aur Dusre Afsane wa Drame (Maktaba Jamia, 1977).

 

 
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