Journal of Research (Urdu), BZU - Multan

(جرنل آف ریسرچ (اردو

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (Pakistan)
ISSN (print): 1726-9067
ISSN (online): 1816-3424

جذبات اور عمارتیں: لکھنو، دہلی اور لاہور (انیسویں اور بیسویں صدی کے اردو ادب میں)

  • Dr. Hussain Ahmad Khan/
  • Syed Adeel Ijaz/
  • June 30, 2022
Emotions and Built-Environmen: Lucknow, Delhi and Lahore (In Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Urdu Literature)
Emotions, Built-Environment, Urdu Literature, Lucknow, Delhi, Lahore

Our built environment (man-made surroundings such as buildings, muhalla, cities, gardens, etc.) has a power to invoke various types of emotions among human beings. These emotions could be of happiness, sorrow, fear, anger, surprise and joy. In nineteenth and twentieth century Urdu literature, writers associate nostalgic feelings with the built environment in the subcontinent. These feelings provide us with insights into the contemporary culture and human emotions due to the changing political and social realities. By focusing on three cultural centres of the subcontinent, Lucknow, Delhi and Lahore, this article proposes that nineteenth and twentieth century Urdu literature is an important tool to explain the power of buildings to invoke nostalgic feelings among humans.


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Institute of History, G.C. University, Lahore


Syed Adeel Ijaz

M.Phil Scholar

Institute of History, G.C. University, Lahore



Type: Article
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Language: Urdu
Id: 62bf139c6d6ea
Pages 65 - 78
Discipline: Urdu
Published June 30, 2022


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