An overview of Ada Jafri’s Autobiography “Jo Rahi So Bekhabri Rahi”

  • Mahnoor Murtaza BS Urdu Research Scholar, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • Dr Elizabeth Shad Associate Professor, Department of Urdu, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
Keywords: Autobiography, Ada Jafri, Urdu Poetry, Urdu Literature, Culture, Women’s Educational Problems, Women’s Social Problems, Women Writer.


Ada Jafri is one of the greatest writers who presented the essence of her art in the form of poetry as well as in prose. She holds a special position amongst the pioneers of modern Urdu and is also called the first lady of poetry. Apart from poetry, she also experimented with an important genre of literature, Aap Beti (autobiography). In her autobiography, “Jo Rahi So Bekhabri Rahi” Ada Jafri has appeared in a different style. Through this autobiography, she has described the educational and social problems faced by women before the establishment of Pakistan, as well as the culture and civilization of that time. The purpose of this research article is to provide readers with historical, cultural and tourist information in the light of Ada Jafri’s autobiography and to highlight the importance of autobiography in literature.