10 Best Urdu Novels That Everyone Should Read Atleast Once in Their Life! 1 3600

Reading is a great way for one to escape from the mundanity that life brings us. There is no better way than to indulge in a good novel and lose yourself in a great story. There are many great Urdu novels that have some of the greatest stories ever!

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When it comes to reading novels, many people often go for the mainstream international bestsellers that are, of course, in English. It is no surprise that English novels have gathered quite a reputation in literature but our very own Urdu novels have not been left behind. Novels in Urdu are highly underrated, especially among the youth in Pakistan even though they have some of the best romance Urdu novels and many moral based stories.

If you’re looking to invest in reading, what’s a better way to broaden your story horizon than starting from your roots! If you need suggestions for some of the best Urdu novels that are not from pre-partition era authors, then we’ve recommended many new Urdu novels that have some remarkable stories and some of those very famous Urdu novels have been adapted into many hit TV series.

People should read Pakistani novels at least once to give it a chance because the beauty of Urdu language is timeless and also because many Urdu novels highlight the issues that prevail throughout our lives. From socioeconomic problems, or metaphysical dilemmas and identity crisis humans face, to the struggles of society that prevail in the diverse classes of Pakistan. Even though most of the bestsellers and highly acclaimed novels are Urdu romance novels, they still manage to highlight the problems that many of us face in our lives making it highly relatable to read.

If you’re ready and eager to read some of the best Urdu novels but are confused as to where to find them then, worry not! You can find famous Urdu novels on Daraz at the cheapest rates and get them delivered to you at your doorstep. You can find a large variety of famous Urdu novels written some of the most popular Urdu writers.

Books by Bano Qudsia

Bano Qudsia was a well-known author and playwright who wrote many great Urdu novels and books. One of her most popular Urdu novel is Raja Gidh and many more.

Aik Din

Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Sayaa novel by Iffat Sehar Tahir  Best selling urdu reading book



Aik Din is a great novel by Bano Qudsia that talks about society and the problems that prevail around it. It is a great read for those who are currently dissatisfied with the way of life.

Raja Gidh

Raja Gidh Urdu novel by Bano Qudsia Best selling urdu reading book



Raja Gidh is one of Bano Qudsia finest works. It talks about the negative aspects of human nature and the innate desire for humans to exploit the weak comparing humans to vultures.

Umera Ahmed Novels

If you’re a fan of Pakistani dramas then it is guaranteed that you must have heard of the great story writer, Umera Ahmed. She has written many romantic Urdu novels that have been a favourite of many and adapted into many great Urdu drama serials. She has won numerous awards for her stories. Some of her greatest novels are as follows:

Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan

Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan novel by Umera Ahmad Best selling urdu reading book




This remarkable novel had been adapted into a hit Urdu. It is a story of human nature that revolves around a woman who’s unfortunate circumstances cause he adversities that lead her to struggle between faith and forgiveness

Kankar

Kankar Novel By Umaira Ahmad Pakistan's Best selling Urdu Reading Book




Kankar is another great novel that targets the hidden problems of the society that most people are blindly accustomed to and how one girl (protagonist) stands at odds against them

Mirat-ul-Uroos

Mira Tul Aroos Urdu Novel by Nimra Ahmed Best selling urdu reading book



This is an adaption of Deputy Nazir Ahmed’s Mirat-ul-Uroos where Umera Ahmed has given the characters a contemporary background. It is about two main characters, “Akbari” and “Asgari characters of “Akbari” and “Asgari” in Mira-Tul-Aroos. It essentially illustrates the difference between the two

Books by Ashfaq Ahmed

Ashfaq Ahmed is a great name in Urdu literature. Almost all of us who grew up in Pakistan have come across his great writings. He wrote on my many topics and his writing style has been very diverse.

Aik Mohabbat Sau Afsanay 

Aik Mohabbat So Dramay by Ashfaq Ahmed



Aik Mohabbat Sau Afsanay are short stories compiled in one. The stories are based on love and the chronicle human tragedy that comes with love

Mann Chalay ka Sauda

Mann Chalay Ka Sauda / من چلے کا سودا by Ashfaq Ahmed



This great Urdu novel has great depictions of Sufism, mysticism and journey a human who struggles with spirituality goes through. It is a fine work of philosophy and human’s need to find the true meaning to life.

Mustansar Hussain Tarar Novels

Mustansar Hussain Tarar is a great Pakistani author who is not only a great story writer but also was the first-morning show host of Pakistan. His writing style is mostly traced from his personal journeys and his trekking experiences. Some of Mustansar Hussain Tarar books are:

 Mun val Kaabay Sharif

Monh Wal Kaba Sharif by Mustansar Hussain Tarar




The book is about the journey of self-discovery a Muslim feels during his or her visit to Kabah and how spirituality overcomes one. He has described the sentiments perfectly and eloquently in his book.

Guzara Nahi Hota

Guzara Naheen Hota novel by Mustansar Hussain Tarar Best selling urdu reading book




Guzara Nahi Hota is a humorous book by Mustansar Tarar that describes the journey around the different cities of Pakistan.

Novels by Farhat Ishtiaq

Farhat Ishtiaq is another hit Pakistani writer who has written some of the greatest stories of many Pakistani’s favourite dramas. She mostly writes romantic urdu novels and some of her best works include Humsafar, Diyar-e-Dil, Dil, Woh Jo Qarz Rakhty Thay Jaan Per. While others are:

Badla Mere Humraz Ka Rang

Badla Mere Humraz Ka Rang by Farhat Ishtiaq



Humraz Ka Rang is a great humourous book that has a total of thirteen short stories of different themes and plots.

Apart from these acclaimed writers, there are many Urdu stories and novels by great writers that one must-read. So, if you’re an avid reader, these books should be on your reading list.

Let us know which one is your favourite!


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