A study of Qurratulain Hyder’s style in Reportage "Koh-e-Damavand"

رپورتاژ”کوہِ دماوند“ میں قرۃ العین حیدر کے اسلوب کا مطالعہ

  • Haleema Bibi Qureshi Visiting Faculty, Department of Urdu Zuban-O-Adab, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Dr Aqlima Naz Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu Zuban-O-Adab, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Keywords: Qurratulain Hyder, Koh-e-Damavand, Reportage, nonfictional, Style, history


Reportage is one of the nonfictional prose. It has real life stories about real things like human beings, objects, places and events. It is blended with fiction writing techniques. Qurratulain Hyder is an inventive writer of Urdu literature. She is well known and highly appreciated for her unique style of fiction writing yet the same characteristics are also very much true for her nonfictional writing. In this article, her versatility of non-fictional writing will be discussed in the perspective of her reportage “Koh-e-Damavand.”. This report was published in 2000A.D consists of two parts. The first part is based on the tourism of Tehran, Isfahan, the Armenian city of Julfa, etc. The second part contains a two-page introduction and the story of the coronation ceremony of Emperor Arya and the queen of Iran, Farah Diba. In the reportage, she has quoted the interview from the country of Iran in a specific way and in a conversational way. Here they have benefited a lot from the history of Iran. Probably her aim was to present the events in a true and honest manner that how did Emperor Arya Mehr divorce his two wives and marry a young Iranian girl, Farah Diba, in Koh Damavand. Qurratulain Hyder has presented it in a very allegorical manner.


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  2. Date:10May:10May 2024,Time:1 O’clock https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/reportage#:~:text=Reportage%20is%20the%20reporting%20of,%5Bformal%5D
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  17. Ibid, P. 66
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  22. Ibid
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