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Man o Salwa

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Man o Salwa is a story about Rizq-e-Halal and Rizq-e-Haram, the legitimate and illegitimate ways of earning. It is a story about the curses of poverty that lead to extreme kinds of materialism. Zainab, Shiraz, Karam Ali and Zarri are from extremely poor families and as they struggle to make both ends meet, they are caught in a never ending conflict between their emotional ...more
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Sana
It was a very long and complicated story. In my opinion it was more complicated that it could be. It was a great novel in many aspects but it has some flaws as well. No, just hang on, I love it, but you should not overlook the flaws, even if they are minor. It is one of the lessons the story has to offer.

First, as I said it was unnecessarily complicated and dramatic. Secondly, the characters acted unnaturally and obtusely. Thirdly, I don't think it was an instance of Umera Ahmed's best pieces of
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zain ul aabdin
umaira ahmad style but in its purified and improved form............scene of the novelt is same.........hero+heroin+islam but the induction style and pattern of characters is very exciting...........very good attempt(creation) in modern urdu literature indeed....thanx to umaira ahmad for this addition to urdu literature.
Hina
I just finished it a while back.

And then I sat and cried.

After Salar Sikandar if I truly felt something for any character(s) it's Zainab Zia. Zaini. And Karam Ali.

Speechless.

Umera Ahmed is a genius! I might come back and edit this review but right now.. it's just .. I can't.
Shabnam Saleem
One of the most touching and beautiful books I have read from an amazing writer.
Shahid Javed
Man-O-Salwa is the best book by Umera Ahmad. I have read the book twice and have watched the drama four times. Characters of Zaini and Karam Ali can be regarded as the best written characters of any Urdu novel.

I could not find answer of a question after reading the novel. If Zaini (Zainab Zia/Parizad) was wrong, how her whole family got settled just because of her haram money? Their problems got solved due to the money,.... It was Zaini who suffered and finally committed the suicide, which was a
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Maria
An intense story with Umera Ahmed's heart wrenching writing style. This is my second favourite book after Peer-e-Kaamil. Strong characters and stronger dialogues that leave you spell bound. This book combines all the realities of life that are present around us and in us: greed, dishonesty, mistrust, fake relations. A must read!
Abdullah Umer
Its a master piece of Umera Ahmed writing.Theme of novel is very distinguish in its self like you never experienced in any of novel before.
Sidra
first ever novel I read!!completed in 4 days because of suspense!!
Bushra Enam
Absolutely spell binding!! Unputdownable!!
Heart wrenching!
Truth about the people who earn n earn n earn and truth about the people who use them
Zunaira Afzal
Man o Salwa is a story of a girl working in showbiz. A very intense study of the lady's mind and his surroundings are very beautifully created. The end is a little abrupt but all in all, I liked it.
Fahad Naeem
Too much complex plot as people get confused when they go deep into it. Yet, a fascinating fictitious-reality based novel
Johar Latif
KARMA is a b*tch
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by Umera Ahmed 1 5 Dec 13, 2011 03:44PM  
  • Ishq Ka Ain
  • متاعِ جاں ہے تُو [Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu]
  • Raja Gidh
  • Mushaf
  • Zaviya 1
  • حماقتیں [Hamaqatain]
  • لبیک [Labbaik]
  • اردو کی آخری کتاب [Urdu Ki Akhri Kitaab]
  • پطرس کے مضامین [Patras Ke Mazameen]
  • پیار کا پہلا شہر [Payar Ka Pehla Shehr]
  • Shahabnama
  • Abdullah
  • Shikwa and Jawab-i-Shikwa (Complaint and Answer)
  • امراؤ جان ادا [Umrao Jan Ada]
  • اُداس نسلیں [Udaas Naslain]
Umera Ahmad (Urdu: عمیرہ احمد) (born December 10, 1976) is a Pakistani author and screenwriter. She is known for authoring books like Pir-e-Kamil and Lahasil. She has received various awards including 'Best Writer Award' in Lux Style Award for the drama serial Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan. ...more
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