Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi

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Maulvi Deputy Nazir Ahmad
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Pen nameDeputy Nazir Ahmad
PeriodMughal era, British Indian

Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi, also known as "Diptee" (Deputy) Nazir Ahmad (1831–1912), was an Urdu writer, social and religious reformer, and scholar.

Literary works[edit]

He was concerned with Muslim women's education, and their lot in general.[1] Most of his novels revolve around the idea of the perfect woman, who is both practical and learned, and are seen as guides for young girls.[2]

The Bride's Mirror has never been out of print in Urdu from that day of its first publication. In 1903 an English translation was published in London by G. E. Ward.[3]

Books for children[edit]

Qisay Kahaniyan ("Tales and Stories")

Zalim Bhariya ("Cruel Wolf")

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Naim, CM. Prize Winning Adab: A study of Five Urdu Books Writing in Response to the Allahbad Government Gazette Notification. University of California Press. pp. 290–314.
  2. ^ Ahmad, Nazir (1903). The Bride's Mirror.
  3. ^ Afterword to "The Bride's Mirror": The First Urdu Bestseller by Frances W. Pritchett

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