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Alipur ka Ailee / علی پور کا ایلی

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Alipur Ka Ailee is Mumtaz Mufti's semi-autobiographical novel describing the trials and tribulations of the early phase of its protagonist's life. The story continues in Alakh Nagri, which makes up the second part of the long novel.

علی پور کا ایلی 1961ء میں پہلی بار ایک ناول کی حیثیت سے شائع ہوئی اور آدم جی ادبی ایوارڈ کے حوالے سے اسے کافی شہرت حاصل ہوئی۔ بقول ابن انشا یہ
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Hardcover, 984 pages
Published 2008 by Al-Faisal Nashran, Lahore (first published 1961)
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Muhammad Arqum
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urdu-k-shahkar
4.5
At this particular moment in time I am quite ecstatically experiencing that wonderful, distinct state of trance mixed with a heavy inexplicable sadness that one experiences on finishing a thoroughly rewarding gem of a book. I will put it exactly how a friend did in his review of this book: "You don't read Alipur ka Aili, You live it!"
One can say so much about this book, all the positives and the negatives. All the implications. But no one can deny the grand,monumental effort that Mumtaz Mufti
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Samreen
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
میں نے اسکو پڑھا اور میری حیرانگی قطرہ قطرہ کر کے جھیل کی صورت بنتی گئ۔کویئ کیسے اس حد تک سچا ھو سکتا ھے۔بھت سی کتابوں میں آپ کو زندگی کو سمجھنے اور دیکھنے کےلیے رھنمایئ مل جاےٗ گی پرخود کو سمجھنے اور اپنے آپ کا سامنا کرنا میں نے صرف مفتی صاحب سے سیکھا۔ آپ جب بھی علی پور کا ایلی پڑھیں گے آپ کو لگے گا کے آپ نے صیح وقت پر پڑھا، لوگوں میں خوبصورتی تلاش کرنا اور ان سے سمجھوتہ کرنا یے باتیں معمولی نھیں پر مفتی صاحب میں یے دونوں خوبیاں ایک ھی وقت میں موجود تھیں۔ آپ اس ناول کو صرف پڑھتے نھیں ھیں اپنے ا ...more
Salman Tariq
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ناول اور دیباچہ دونوں مسحور کن تھے...
کچھ سحر کرداں جملے
ایلی نے کئی مرتبہ محبت کی مگر وہ محبت نہ کر سکا.

ظاہر ہے مفتی کے منکروں کے دل بھی مومن ہوں گے مگر دماغ کافر ہیں.

خدا حافظ تمہارا اے دل ربا میں ہوں فدا...

پیٹ کی بھوک آنکھوں سے نہیں بہجتی

مفتی اس خود نویشت میں اپنی تخلیقی صلاحیت کو حد درجہ کمال پر لے گیا ہے ناول تلخیوں سے زہر کی حد تک آلودہ نظر آتا ہے اور محبت کی مٹھاس نے جلتی پر تیل کا کام کیا ہے. جنسی اور رومانوی انداز کو ناول میں پرکھا جائے تو محبت کی حدت کو آسانی سے جزب کیا جاسکتا ہے. اد
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Noorilhuda
This is the story of the first 40 years of Ilyas Aasfi’s life. Ilyas is the son of an affluent Muslim civil servant Ali Ahmed and his homemaker wife Hajra who live in Alipur town / village of Gurdaspur in pre-partition United India. He has an elder sister Farhat. Ali Ahmed is a philanderer / polygamist and Hajra is the long-suffering first wife / servant / enabler. The train of women that Ali Ahmed scorches through in the first quarter of the book is dizzying and insulting and sets the tone for ...more
Sunny
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
"You are like a Mom; you hate what she thinks, you hate what she says, but you just love her!"-Chootoo

"Ap ye kitaab na parhen, barbaad hojayen gay, khuwar hojayengay."-Aksii Mufti.

"Ik Baghe shakhss ki dastaan.."-Aksii

"Agar ap jantay han k mard batakh ki manind hae, hamesha oper say panio mai terta hae aur machli ki tarha nichlay panio mai nahi jaa sakta tou 'Ali pur ka Aeli' ap k liye bais-e-musarrat hoga"-Maa Je Bano Qudsia.

"Jis nay kai ik mohabbaten ken likin mohabbat na kar saka... sapurdag
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Nyla Talpur
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Must Read !!
Tariq Mahmood
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pakistan
Great book, bold and courageous autobiography of a very colour full character, set in united India. The author traces his life into a nascent state of Pakistan, detailing his struggles, loves and losses across his years. Every culture needs such ordinary people who are willing to place their very personal lives on a platter for others to judge and justify. I salute Mumtaz Mufti for giving me an insight into his life. I especially liked his descriptions of his birth city Alipur and his relationsh ...more
Naveed Nawaz
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Raw and superb. One of the best novels you will ever come across. You don't read this book, you live it. It's a crown jewel of urdu literature this book.
Ayesha Amin
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ufffff Allah Mufti Jee!
Right now i am mix with so many emotions...
if ur reading it as a novel dan i cannot think how hard it would be for a writer to create such a story with so beautifully detailed characters. but after knowing that it is a biography dan ur amazed 'so amazed that how a man can write his story with such courage n truth.
no body else dan Mufti sahab can write such courageous thing. It is so hard to accept all those dark parts of ur life~Not only accept but write those horifiyin
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Ahsen Ali
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am too emotional to leave a comment. I wanted to know more....especially about Saadi.....I wish Mr. Mufti was alive so I could meet him. He has revived my interest in Urdu literature. Thank you sir for writing this masterpiece.
Ibn Azhar
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
ہ کتاب صرف پڑھنے کے لئے نہیں ڈوبنے کے لئے ہے یہ آپ پر منحصر ہے کہ آپ کو " علی پور کا ایلی" کو پڑھ کر شرم میں ڈوب جاتے ہیں یا گہری سوچ میں !.

چھ بچوں کی ما ں سے عشق لڑانا اور پھر اس کو بھگا کار شادی کرلینا کسی سورما کا ہی کام ہو سکتا ہے لیکن جس عورت کے گرد یہ کردار بنا گیا وہ بھی ایک حیرت ناک کردار ہے. خوبصورت ہونا،ایک بات ہے، اس حسن کا احساس دوسری بات لیکن ان سب کے ساتھساتھ بے باک اور نڈر ہونا بوہت کم عورتوں کے حصے میں آتا ہے

شروع میں تو سمجھ نہیں آتا کہ ممتاز مفتی کی ہزارصفحے پر مشتمل کتاب " علی
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Shuja
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Vow ! The mystical , nostalgic setting of pre partition. And the writer is bold. Bold enough to include the most intimate, embarrassing events/info relating to himself and his family..and many others..Most of Urdu writers that I have read usually hide themselves behind pretty poetic words and connotations.. the 'takhliyas'. Mumtaz Mufti does not. He is straight, bold and makes no bones about it. Immense observation this writer has..Immense..
ahmad  afridi
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography_memoir
was in trance of this story for more than 3 weeks. the way he described his personal life without just selecting only the good looking part . although i am not the shrine visitor type but i would say it was charm of mufti sahab's personality that i went to his grave sit by his side and the events of this book were filmed on my mind screen .
Ubaid Talpur
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A very nice book one must read once in life , every line in this book has two meanings some time thrice one can understand with his /her mental level . It teaches us the truth & love for all mankind .
Maliha
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Left it half through.....!
Furqan Ahmad
ths book is too good i like it very much
Huma
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urdu-classics
An awesome must read book. It needs certain developed taste to enjoy it and patience to see it unfolding bit by bit into something wonderful, that it pains to take your hands off in the end.
Syed
Sep 27, 2013 rated it liked it
A very different style of Biography,considering the area he belongs from. He broke lot of taboos.

Its like a master piece in Urdu literature.

Rizwan
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing novel. Passing through the pre-partition times of Pak-India society and culture. The character "Aili" itself really mesmerized the whole novel really drowned in the story.

"You don't read Alipur ka Aili, You live it!"
Saqib Shaikh
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Over ALL OK book..... To be honest below my exceptions......
Sher Alam
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book really made me puke. I abandoned and then resumed reading it many times. Still I consider it worth reading. Its utterly natural.
Akhlaq Akram
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gems
If this is an autobiography (which we now know that it is), then I just feel like standing up to salute Mr. Mumtaz Mufti. What he does by writing this book is what a very few people in this world might accomplish; to own the truth of one's life no matter now dark or embarrassing that truth is. This is a virtue seldom seen, read or heard. If for nothing, this reason alone is enough to tag this book as a legendary masterpiece in Urdu Literature (or any literature for that matter).

Before reading th
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Sadiq sagheer
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mumtaz Mufti is one of the most famous, cherished and somehow a controversial Pakistani Urdu writer(especially for religious fanatics). His books (novels) earned a great deal of popularity. Alakh Nagri, Ali pur ka Aili, Labbaik and Talaash.
Ali Pur Ka Aili is the autobiography of Mumtaz Mufti (Eli) describing first phase of his life. Initially this book was taken as a novel but later it was revealed that it was in fact the story of his life. The later half of his life was presented in his book Al
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Asim Javed
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mental Butt
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
جو پڑھتا گیا وہ منظر بنتا گیا ۔ ایسے لگا جیسے ہم علی پور کے باسی ہیں اور ایلی ہمارا دوست۔ سادہ اور بامعنی قلم گوئی ، انسان کی زندگی کے ڈھکے چھپے احساسات کو کتنی سچائی سے بیان کیا ہے۔ زندگی کے سارے رنگ موجود ہے اس میں ۔ کوئی اس حد تک بھی سچا ہو سکتا ہے۔ ممتاز صاحب کی عظمت کو سلام ۔

ایلی، " اللّہ میاں کتنے پیارے ہیں؟ "
حاجی صاحب، "بہت زیادہ "۔
ایلی، " لیکن وہ تو بہت سخت اور غصے والے ہیں۔"
حاجی صاحب، " اگر ایسا ہوتا تو کیا ہم سب اس قدر خراب ہوتے۔"
Mujahid Khan
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
شائد اردو ادب میں اس سے بہتر ناول کبھی نہ لکھا جاسکے کیونکہ اس ناول میں زندگی کے ہر پہلو کو اک نئے پیرائے میں ڈھالاگیا ہے۔
تمام کردار جاندار اور اک البیلا پن رکھتے ہیں۔ ایلی بچپن کے منازل طے کرتے ہوئے جب جوانی کے انگن میں قدم رکھتا ہے تو اس پر کئی حقیقتیں اشکارہ ہوتی ہے ۔

یہ ناول صدیوں پر محیط اک سفر ہے جس میں کہیں نہ کہیں پرہم کو کسی کردار میں اپنی ہی پرچھائی نظر اتی ہے۔
Zojaja Aswad
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's True daring anyone has made by telling Truth in front of whole world to show them the path of belive, commitment, relationship and simplicity more than that to speak truth in any circumstances ... thumbs up!
Hafiz Muhammad
this is to much interesting books.
Shahid
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Its' An excellent book for those Who have love for biographies of real authors
M.A.Amin
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
علی پور کا ایلی، آم کو اپنا اپنا سا لگے گا۔
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Mumtaz Mufti started writing Urdu short stories while working as a school teacher before partition. In the beginning of his literary career, he was considered among his contemporaries, a non-conformist writer having liberal views, who appeared influenced by Freud. His transformation from Liberalism to Sufism was due to his inspiration from Qudrat Ullah Shahab(Another well known Pakistani Author). ...more
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