From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the fantasy story. For the unrelated film starring Vyjayanthimala, see Devta (film).
Devta (Novel)
Author Mohiudin Nawab
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
Genre Crime, Mystery, Adventure Thriller
Publisher Kitaabiyat Publication
Media type Print (hardcover & paperback)

Devta is a serialized fantasy thriller novel written in the Urdu language by Mohiuddin Nawab. It was published monthly for 33 years in the Pakistani magazine Suspense Digest from 1977 to 2010. Devta is the fictional autobiography of Farhad Ali Taimoor, a man who gained amazing telepathic powers.

The author Mohiuddin Nawab, a well-known social story writer of Pakistan, has written more than 500 stories, both short stories and novel-length, mostly published in Suspense Digest, a monthly magazine published in Karachi and available in Pakistan, India, and various parts of the world where Urdu is spoken. He has also written screenplays for film and television.

Devta is one of the longest continuously-published stories on record. It was started in February, 1977 and appeared every month in Suspense Digest, with its concluding chapter published in January 2010.

Plot summary[edit]

Devta is the fictional autobiography of Farhad Ali Taimoor, a man with amazing telepathic powers. He fights with the group of Super Master in different stages and damages them quite badly. It is a story of combat, love, romance, suspense and action.


  1. Farhad Ali Taimoor: He is the main character of Devta, a man of many qualities including telepathy.
  2. Sonia
  3. Madaam Sonia
  4. Super Master
  5. Black Mask
  6. Master Fogashay: He is a member of the Super Master Group and he is awarded the title of "Master". He is also a master of telepathy but is killed by Farhad Ali Taimor.
  7. Master Danial: He is known as "Aaag Ka Devta" (God of Fire).
  8. Master Chimpanzee
  9. Col. Joshoo Hu: He is the Chief of the Japanese Secret Service.
  10. Souzoo: She is the daughter of Col. Joshoo Hu
  11. Major Yaamaa Gochi
  12. Garlaash


Devta has 11,206,310 words as compared to 2,070,000 words of Les Hommes de bonne volonté (Men of Good Will) by Louis Henri Jean Farigoule alias Jules Romains, of France.

Devta has 49 volumes published and volume nos. 50 through 53 under print as compared to 40 volumes of the novel Tokugawa Ieyasu by Sohachi Yamaoka.

Devta has 22,412,620 characters as compared to 9,609,000 characters of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time) by Marcel Proust.