Raja Gidh (Urdu: راجه گدھ) by Bano Qudsia is a standout amongst the most generally read and acclaimed Urdu books. Gidh is the Urdu word for a vulture and Raja is a Hindi equivalent word for the ruler. The name foresees the kingdom of vultures. Truth be told, parallel to the fundamental plot of the novel, a symbolic story of such a kingdom is described. The representation of the culture as a creature encouraging generally on the remains of dead creatures is utilized to depict the trespassing of moral breaking points forced by the general public or by the religion.
Bano Qudsia has composed this novel illustration on the religious idea of Haraam and Halaal. Numerous perusers will, in general, decipher Raja Gidh as a lesson, in which Bano Qudsia advances her hypothesis of innate transmission of Haraam qualities. Normally the plot is woven to help the proposal. In the sentiment of numerous perusers and pundits, she figures out how to persuade them that the compatibility of Haraam, be it budgetary, moral or enthusiastic, results in the disintegration of an individual’s typicality in some sense. She appears to propose that the variation from the norm is exchanged hereditarily to the people to come.
Aside from the above suggestion, the novel has numerous social, enthusiastic and mental perspectives. The nostalgic portrayal of the chronicled Government College Lahore and of the Lawrence Garden Lahore lights upon the times of the eighties.
Bano Qudsia is among those Urdu scholars who might think multiple times before composing a sentence. Be that as it may, she doesn’t forfeit the progression of the story anyplace in this novel. Her characters are not highly contrasting ones as a portion of the pundits might want to propose. Each touchy peruser who has gone to a school or a college in a Pakistani setting will undoubtedly discover a few similitudes among themselves and one of the characters.
Plot: Seemin Shah, hailing from an upper white collar class family, begins to look all starry eyed at her attractive class individual Aftab in the MA Sociology class at Government College Lahore. Seemin is a cutting edge and alluring urban young lady and draws in the vast majority of her male class colleagues, including the storyteller (Abdul)Qayyum and the youthful liberal teacher Suhail. Aftab has a place with a Kashmiri business family. Despite the fact that he additionally adores her, he can not transcend his family esteems and capitulates to his parent’s strain to wed somebody against his desires and leave for London to care for his privately-owned company. Presently the long story of partition starts.