The Profession

The Profession

  • Author: Ismat Chughtai

This story is an extract from the anthology titled Gendered Space, which puts together stories in English or their translations from some of the major Indian languages. These stories not only provide a glimpse into the Indian women’s experience through time, but also reflect a sheer variety of themes, making women’s voices stronger and more urgent in the contemporary scenario. The Profession by Ismat Chughtai reveals how a woman is misunderstood in society if she doesn’t fit into the prescribed role. This subject isn’t new or unheard of, but the scintillating way that Chughtai weaves this tale is sure to make a deep impact.

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