A novel is defined as a piece of writing in which the writer explains the characters in such a way that it seems like reality. It is fiction-based stories with ups and downs of the lives of characters. These always work for giving society moral lessons. Society issues are also shown in these novels.
Reading always works for removing the boredom of a person. Many people have a habit of reading books. When it comes to reading then people thought that it is better to read English novels. They consider it best. No doubt English novels are best but Urdu novels are also not less
than novels in English. Urdu novels are great pieces of writing. Some of them are on hit lists among the Pakistani people mostly in its youth. The trending stories are mostly romantic. However, in some Urdu novels, the bitter reality of society is also shown and many Urdu novels are corner around moral-based lessons.
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Best Urdu Novels
If you are fond of reading and are searching for books then you should start it from your own country’s Urdu novels. Your study horizon will get broader if you choose the best Urdu Novels. These remarkable and best Urdu novels are masterpieces in the Urdu language. You can imagine the best Urdu novels worth by some hits Pakistani dramas. Yes, many of the best Urdu novels are chosen as the stories for TV serials. This adaptation increased their worth many folds.
The Urdu language is sweet and its beauty fills the spirit in Urdu novels.
The Urdu novels mostly highlight social and economic issues, mental and emotional psychic, women problems, racism, poor family issues, people lifestyle, and other daily life issues which an ordinary person faces in his life. These depict and relatable to a normal man.
Still romantic Urdu novels are more liked by the public. The reader feels most enjoyable in learning romantic stories.
As a treasure of Urdu novels is present. So mostly we got confused to select the best novel. So we have solved this problem by providing you a list of some of the top best-selling and most loving novels of the Urdu language. These famous and best novels are written by the most famous writers of Pakistan after independence.
These novels have deep effects on the audience. These manuscripts work to change society’s psychology.
Pakistan has born a lot of famous writers. Their work is versatile and Deep.
As romance has always remained a favorite topic among the readers so the best romance novelists are Umera Ahmed, Sahar Sajjad, Farhat Ishtiaq, Kubra Naveed, etc.
So here we go with the list of the Best Urdu novels that you should choose to read.
List of best urdu novels
1-AIK DIN BY BANO QUDSIA :
If we penned the name of Pakistani top Urdu novel writers, then we must place Bano Qudsia on the top of the list.
She has known for her writing best masterpieces in the urdu language. As an author, she has her fame and name.
She gave many best and award-winning novels through her outstanding way of writing.
She is also an author, poet, philosopher, and screenplay writer. She has won many academic awards like the Adam Ji award. Urdu literary award. Her poetry has also its style. She has a gain immense response in poetry as well as in novels. Her novels are mostly based on societal issues. She exposes the bitter realities of the societies. Her characters go through every thick and thin which eventually ends in the moral lesson.
Aik din is one of those famous novels written by Bano Qudsia. She discusses in it the ordinary problems of society. This novel raises a voice against the social issues prevailing in our society. If you have a mentality concerning social issues then I will recommend you to read this novel. This will show you another face of society.
This novel is easily available at your nearest Urdu Bazar bookshops at a reasonable price. So go and get this novel today and enjoy its beautiful words.
2-PIR-E-KAMIL BY UMERA AHMED :
Umera Ahmed is always considered the best author and play writer of Pakistan. Her many novels have been adapted as hit Pakistani TV serials.
This novel is a tribute to the perfect and world best Teacher Prophet PBUH. It is one of the top best novels written by the Talented Umera Ahmed.
Its story revolves around the lives of two people with a different mentality. Their lives get intervene with each other. One character is of the girl whose name is Imama Hashim. And the second character is a multi-talented boy with having IQ above 150, his name is Salar Sikandar.
These two characters are fully different from each other. They both are unhappy. Their story runs for about 10 years and in the end, they both get married.
The main theme of the story revolves around social elements and romance. Which ends up in building moral reforms in both personalities. The writer tries to show that how the Love of God (divine love) will help a person to come out of the problems of this world.
This best-selling novel is easily available at your nearest book store in the urdu bazaar.
I highly recommend you guys to buy this novel today and start enjoying its study.
3-SHEHR-E-ZAAT BY UMERA AHMED :
As we all know that umera has always been on the top of Urdu’s best novelists. Her novels get so much fame in public. Mostly best and hit Pakistani TV serials especially on HUM TV always are one of the novels of great novelist Umera. God has put magic in her hands which leads to every second novel as the hit novel of Urdu language.
Shehr- e – zaat is another hit of umera Ahmed. This novel also falls in the category of romance. As she is famous for her uniqueness. This novel is also one of the proofs of umera Ahmed which distinguishes her from other novelists.
This romantic novel is about the lives of two characters. The leading character of this story is an arrogant and self-centered girl named Falak Sher Afgan. The other character is a male named Suleiman. she saw Suleiman at her friend’s wedding. She fell in love with him at his first glimpse. Due to which she wanted to get in touch with him.
She succeeded in proposing to him and so they both developed feelings for each other as a result they both tied the knot and become a married couple. After few months the boy fell in love with another woman and left Falak. So Falak then started her discovery and eventually takes other ways.
In the end, Suleiman realized his mistake and approached her again. But now Falak was a more humble lady.
This novel wanted to show that we should explore our own identity. This is done by discovering about our soul.
When you start reading it you will feel yourself as a part of this novel. This is because every second person is in search of their self-identity.
So without wasting more time go and buy this novel today. It can also be ordered online. Go and enjoy its story.
4-PYAR KA PEHLA SHEHAR BY MUSTANSAR HUSSAIN TARAR:
When we go for the list of best Urdu romantic novels then we also found this novel at the top of the list.
Mustansar Hussain Tarar is Pakistan’s best Urdu novelist. He is also known as a poet, traveler and tourist guide, journalist, anchor, host, etc.
His pieces of writings are also amazing and famous among readers. His novels gained so much popularity. He also has given hits to Urdu literature. Most of his novels are about romance but some of his novels also depict social issues.
This interesting novel revolves around the characters Sunan and Paskal. Sunan is a tourist by profession. Once he goes to France on tour. There he finds Paskal. Paskal is a beautiful girl but she has a disability.
Due to her disability, she always regrets it and feels abnormal and inferior. Sunan, feel pity for her therefore he starts spending time with her. Sunan tries his best to realize to her that she is normal and beautiful. He helps her a lot due to which Paskal achieved to live a normal life.
During this period of helping and by spending more time, they both fell in love with each other.
Mustansar Hussain tarar resolves this love of both by using beautiful art.
This novel is not only the romantic one but it is also historical by explaining the history of the city Paris.
Readers enjoy this novel by involving in it. This will take readers to the spiritual and aesthetic journey.
If you are in search of Mustansar’s novel then I will recommend you this one.
You can buy it through any bookstore available in your city or you can also order it via an online website.
5-HUMSAFAR BY FARHAT ISHTIAQ :
Another name that got fame in Urdu literature is Farhat Ishtiaq. She is also considered the best Urdu novelist, author, and screenplay writer. She has given many best hit Urdu novels. Her novels are also adapted for different drama serials. Humsafar, the best Pakistani drama ever aired on HUM TV is based on this novel. Farhat Ishtiaq has a specialty in writing romantic urdu novels.
She explains romanticism with the beauty of her words.
Her way of portraying love is amazing. This can be proved through this famous novel Humsafar.
Humsafar is a formal novel in which the social and romantic relationships of a married couple are explained. She tries to emphasize that trust and confidence are also as much important as love is in Husband and wife relations. Only love cannot be enough for making this knot stronger.
The story is of two cousins who get married suddenly. Then after few months, they get separated from each other suddenly due to any reason. However, they are separated but they live together and tolerate each other’s presence only due to their daughter when she suddenly catches severe illness.
Farhat trying to give us the lesson that unity between parents can only be the reason for the children’s best upbringing. The novel also gives a lesson that a strong relationship needs confidence and trust.
6-DAYAR-E-DIL BY FARHAT ISHTIAQ :
As we already have mentioned that Farhat Ishtiaq is the best novelist, screenplay writer, and author. Romance always remains her favorite topic in her novels. Love and its relation to the public are beautifully described in her stories. Therefore her majority of novels are about love. She also raises the voice against evils in society through her novels. Her novels are often selected as TV serials. These TV serials always won the hearts of the viewers.
Dayar-e-Dil is a novel that explains the feeling of love and its effects on the family. Love and its complex nature’s consequences on family are beautifully explained by the Farhat in this heart-winning novel.
This novel is based on a character who fell in love. His name is Behroz khan. He is the son of Bakhtiyar khan. Bakhtiyar wanted to marry his son Behroz to a girl named Arjumand. But Behroz becomes rebellious against his father’s choice. This rebellious nature is due to his fell in love with a girl named Ruhina.
This novel is a flashback of past and present. The past is based on the love story of Behroz and Ruhina’s love and life.
The story starts with the present where the issue of divorce started between Farah and Wali. Farah also knows the past of his parents so she is in fear of breaking all his relations.
The other themes which are shown in Dayar-e-Dil are fear and hatred. These both themes run along with love. Fear of past halt in the way of love. The hatred of family and opposition have drawn by them also hinders the way of love. All these themes intervene with each other.
I will recommend you to buy this novel today from the nearest bookshop or order it online. This will become close to your heart.
7-BICHARTE MOSAM BY KUBRA NAVEED :
The genre of romance and love in Urdu novels has many famous names. One of the famous names is Kubra Naveed. She is the best novelist, screenplay writer, and author. She has a power of magic that mesmerizes her readers. She has given many hits in Urdu literature. Her work in novels is unbelievable. Her favorite topic is love. She has given many best Urdu Romantic novels. Her many novels have been adapted by TV channels into drama serials. She also has depicted the bitter reality of our society. She explains how society treats love and what it does to love.
When we search for some best romantic Urdu novels then we see Bicharte mosam on the top of the list.
The story revolves around a broad love spectrum. It also discusses the different forms of love. Romance is filled in this book.
Kubra explains love and tragedy side by side. She explains life and its problems. She says that life is filled with troubles. But in the end, she has given the ray of hope.
You will be amazed when you read it. It will give you an enjoyable journey during reading. This beautiful novel is highlighting social and romantic problems.
It ends with good lessons and moral ends.
I will highly recommend you to buy this novel today from your nearest bookstore. It is available at a reasonable price. Or you can order it online. This will have become your inspiration.
8-MUSHAF BY NIMRA AHMED:
Nimra Ahmed is also considered the top Urdu novelist. She has given many best novels. she is known for writing romantic Urdu novels. She has written on societal issues. The problems of an ordinary man are easily explained in her novels. she has creativity in her work.
When we search for top romantic Urdu novels then Mushaf is also on top of the list.
This best romantic Urdu novel is about love and its consequences. This novel has great thoughts which give readers goosebumps. Nimra has the art of creating suspense and thrill in her novels. That’s why she is known for her creativity. She is intellectual in her writings. She always shows spiritual love in her novels.
Mushaf is also based on divine love. This story is based on the character of a female she she has lost her father she lives with her mother. This novel shows that how difficult is for the orphan to survive in this Harsh society where many people are trying to snatch their rights. They go through a much difficult time. This society turns into evil for a widow and an orphan. The girl was disappointed with the people surrounding them.
But then she starts to read and research about Holy Quran book. After discovering this book her disappointing life changes into a hopeful life. She came to know that no one can love you more than Allah. She realizes that there still exists love in the universe.
Nimra adds suspense to it. The story after the interval is very interesting. The story takes different shapes like happiness, excitement. Then the point came where hatred and betrayal are shown. All these depict the bitter truths of our society.
When I listen to its popularity in the public on the same day I bought this novel and honestly I enjoyed it.
So I will highly recommend you to read this novel. You can purchase it from your nearest bookstore for a handsome amount. Or you can order it online. This novel will expose you to the problems prevailing in our society.
9-MATA-E-JAAN HAI TU BY FARHAT ISHTIAQ:
Farhat Ishtiaq is responsible for the best Urdu novels. She is considered the best Urdu novelist. Her novels are unique and always have some new sort of stories. Whenever she published any novel it gains a huge positive response from her fans. She always tries to give lessons to the people in a very beautiful way. She has magic in her words. She is known for writing romantic Urdu novels. She has won many awards and applauses from the Government.
Romanticism is always beautifully explained by Farhat in her novels. She always discusses love and its effects on people. She shows all forms of love in her novels.
This novel is also in the romantic category. In this novel, she emphasizes the love and hurdles its faces in a harsh society.
There is a couple who loves each other beyond limits. They both met at Columbia University in America where they started feeling for each other. Due to in love, they planned to get married. They marry each other but this marriage was against the wish of the father of the boy.
When his father listens to this news then he throws the boy out of his family and cuts him off permanently from the family business.
But Farhat brings a twist to the story by putting the girl in front of her in-laws. All this was done by chance.
Using this golden opportunity and by her intelligent mind, she tries her best to win the hearts of her father-in-law and mother-in-law. She succeeded in her mission and become the favorite daughter-in-law at the end of the novel.
The novel is filled with suspense, thrill, and emotions. It is not wrong if we say it as an emotional romance novel. The story goes very interesting at the climax and the part after it.
I have read this novel many times and fell to tears due to the perfect explanation of emotions and love in it.
I will highly recommend you to buy it today from your nearest bookstore. Or you can order it online. This will help you in understanding love and its emotions.
10-BIN ROYE ANSOO BY FARHAT ISHTIAQ:
As we already discussed that Farhat Ishtiaq has always won the hearts of the public through her novels. She is one of the best Urdu novelists. She has won many awards including the Adam Ji award. She also has won the award as the best screenplay writer. She is also considered the best Pakistani author. She excels in writing the best romantic Urdu novels. She has given many hit Urdu novels. Her Urdu novels always work for changing the public mindset and help them to improve their mentality.
This beautiful novel is also in the romantic category. It deals with social romantic issues.
This novel is about a girl named Saba Shafiq. The writer has explained her life by exploring her character. She is an elegant girl.
One day she saw a boy and then she started loving him. She expresses her feelings in front of him. But that boy does not pay attention to her. He shows no interest in love and love stories.
The point in the story came when they both love each other. This novel is a roller coaster that gives its readers a feeling of love. The story starts with happiness then came a hard time like sorrows in their lives. They face all these difficulties together and in the end, they gain happiness again.
This features a fit of jealousy, hatred, betrayal, conflicts, and even the time of death. All these can fall readers into tears.
Saba goes through the feelings of romance, and emotions.
This romantic novel always remains my top priority. I have read it many times. Every time I get the feeling as I’m reading it the first time.
I will highly recommend you to read and enjoy this beautiful journey of saba’s love.
It is easily available at your nearest bookstore at affordable prices. Or you can order it online. Go and get it today to enjoy it.
11-MERI ZAAT ZARA-E-BENISHAN BY UMERA AHMED:
Umera Ahmed is the best novelist in Urdu. She is also a writer and author. She has written many Pakistani drama serials. She has always been on the top of the best Urdu novelists of Pakistan. She has won many awards of the best novelist and best writer. She has given many hits to the Pakistan TV serials. She is famous for writing romantic Urdu novels.
Her romantic novels always won fame among the public.
Umera has written this beautiful romantic novel in a very good way. This novel is very emotional.
This novel is based on the conservative thoughts of our society. Its leading character is Saba. It is a saga that spans over two generations. This novel depicts two opposite schools of thought of our society the progressive and the conservative. The story revolves around three brothers, Eldest one is conservative and does not allow his daughters to read and write while the youngest allows his daughters to get modern education. Saba is the daughter of the youngest one. Due to her modern thinking people thought of her as a bad girl. She marries her cousin against the wish of the boy’s family. Her mother-in-law thinks that saba is not a good girl. But saba is innocent. Due to hatred, her mother-in-law accused her of having illegal relations with her other cousins. Due to this false accusation, saba was thrown out of her family. She left her family and starts to live her own life with her daughter.
Saba goes through many challenges and hatred. She also was beaten by her parents-in-law. In the end, she died. This is a heart-touching novel. your eyes will be filled with tears.
It was also adapted as a Drama serial which was aired on GEO TV in 2010.it was the hit serial of the year.
I highly recommend for you to read this great novel.
It is easily available at your nearest bookstore or you can order it online.
12-RAJA GIDH BY BANO QUDSIA:
If we penned the name of Pakistani top Urdu novel writers, then we must place Bano Qudsia on the top of the list.
She has known for her writing best masterpieces in the Urdu language. As an author, she has her fame and name.
She gave many best and award-winning novels through her outstanding way of writing. She is also an author, poet, philosopher, and screenplay writer. She has won many academic awards like the Adam Ji award. Urdu literary award. Her poetry has also its style. She has the gain immense response in poetry as well as in novels. Her novels are mostly based on societal issues. She exposes the bitter realities of the societies. Her characters go through every thick and thin which eventually ends in the moral lesson.
This theatrical novel discusses the mentality of humans. It is an explanation of the psychology of humans. This novel is about the interest and fixation of humans. It also deals with the moral values prevailing in society. She tries to emphasize these social norms and behaviors.
The story revolves around the two characters named Seemin Shah And Aftab. This novel reveals how they both face problems after getting married. There is always an interesting fact present in her novels. We should avoid hard things and focus on Halal things. When a person starts Haram in his life he lost moral values and becomes selfish. This insanity harms him and his surroundings. All that stuff which he gains from Haram money becomes useless. His life becomes filled with problems. Bano has symbolized Humans as gidh. Gidh is known as a vulture in English. This large bird has the same property as eating meat. That’s why Bano said that this human becomes Gidh when he starts to earn haram.
This is a lesson-based novel I will highly recommend you to read this novel. Buy it today from your nearest bookstore or order it online.
13-DOOBAY KINARAY ISHQ KE BY ASIA MAZHAR CHAUDHRY:
Asia Mazhar Chaudhry is the name of a famous novelist. She has given many best novels in Urdu. She has written on social issues which prevail in our society. She is also famous for romantic Urdu novels. Her novels have always become the cause of change in society. It reveals the bitter realities of society. Her romantic novels always get the attention of the public.
This novel is also romantic in the category. It also deals with societal issues side by side.
This novel also explains the ups and downs of life. It also puts light on the evils of society such as greed, hunger, revenge, and jealousy. In the end, the character gets the right path to living a good life. Emotions are filled in this story.
I will highly recommend you this novel to you. Do get it today and enjoy its story. It is easily available at your nearest bookstore or you can order it online.
14-ZINDAGI GULZAR HAI BY UMERA AHMED:
As we all know that umera has always been on the top of Urdu’s best novelists. Her novels get so much fame in public. Mostly best and hit Pakistani TV serials especially on HUM TV always are one of the novels of great novelist Umera. God has put magic in her hands which leads to every second novel as the hit novel of Urdu language. She is also a screenplay writer and author. She is famous for writing romantic Urdu novels. Her romantic novels always remain close to the public heart.
This beautiful novel is also adapted as a TV serial on HUM TV. It was the hit serial of the year.
This novel is based on the story of the school teacher. She lives alone after divorce. She raised her three daughters beautifully. The story is based on discrimination of gender in society. It also shows that women always get hatred if they don’t bear a son. But that lady puts great effort to stand her girls equally to boys. The other topic hidden in it is the differences in different classes based on money and wealth.
This hit novel will inspire you. Go and buy this book today from your nearest bookstore at affordable prices. Or you can order it online.
15-NAAR BY SEHAR SAJID:
Sehar Sajid is one of the top famous Urdu novelists. She has given many best novels. she is known for writing romantic Urdu novels. Many best novels are associated with her name. She also has won many awards. She excels in the romantic category of the novels. she also highlighted societal issues.
Naar is the novel that gains more fame than any of her other novels. This novel is about three characters. Each has its problems. All these characters strive through the whole story to solve their problems. One character is Mazna, she has hidden some secret. If she reveals that secret she can face big problems which can destroy her life. Jahangir always thinks that he is inferior to others. This complex was his problem. The third character is Khola, she has messed up her own life through her arrogant nature.
The story revolves around the secret of Mazna. Secret reveals at the end of the novel. The writer has created curiosity throughout the novel. This makes the reader keen to know the end.
I will highly recommend this novel to you. Buy it today from your nearest bookstore and enjoy its story. This can be ordered online.
These are some of the best Urdu novels which you should choose to read. Our best novelists have written on the romance, emotions, and problems of society. These novels serve as mirrors that reflect the reality of our surroundings. These serve as lessons for the public.
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