A colonial study of Nazir Ahmed's novel Ibn al-Waqt

A colonial study of Nazir Ahmed's novel Ibn al-Waqt


  • Dr Sara Majeed Lecturer,Department of Urdu,The Women University,Multan.
  • Dr Azra Parveen Associate Professor/Chairperson, Department of Urdu,The Women University,Multan.


Social and Religious, characters, orientalism, Islamic Civilization, geodemographics.


Deputy Nazir Ahmed wrote this novel in 1888. Wrote
which is technically and intellectually more reliable than
his early novels. The war of 1857 in Nadal was based on
the conditions of independence and the role of British
Colonialism in Burma. The Political, Social and Religious
events of the time have been considered with different
characters and Hujjat al-Islam is included. Ibn Al-Waqt
uses Marbi Culture and tradition. On the contrary, Hojjat
al-Islam is a representative of orientalism and Islamic
Civilization. The novelist is trying to tell that the English
culture must be adopted but not to the extent that it is its
own. Ignore the culture completely Nazir Ahmed also
looked after the resistance against the British in the Indian
society. In this novel, he has depicted the neo-demographic
period very well.