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presents certain social milieu to shape the psyche of human beings which reflect in the characters in Fasaadi and in Intekhaab. Both are autonomous individual texts but intrinsic personalities in place. Ismat Chughtai’s Fasaadi and Intekhaab are about the orthodox social upbringing and certain social consciousness of male and female. They break the stereotypical mindset and cultural mores of Indian society. Through them she reveals the human characters and psyche that’s still a taboo in our cultural milieu.
Her play Fasaadi (Troublemaker) was first published in an Urdu monthly ‘Saaqi’ in 1938.(Superscript1)Structurally, it has eight scenes.Moreover, there are nine or ten characters but the chief protagonists are three; one female and two males and the whole play revolves around them. Izzat, a twenty -two years old young lady, is simple and beautiful, but timid and extremely gullible. Ayyaz, a government employee ,is a credulous, sedate and a sincere man.He is Izzat’s childhood fiancé and the elder brother of Nishat, who is a real troublemaker. He is a man of about eighteen or nineteen but appears younger and has certain health issues. He is garrulous and a good natured boy. As the play begins, Izzat is residing at her aunt’s place. They are all first cousins and good friends and enjoy their lives fully. The story takes a turn when cracks are perceptible and Nishat is attracted towards Izzat, who is quite elder as well as his would be sister-in-law. He wants to marry her therefore he creates misunderstanding between Ayyaz and Izzat and also tries to ruin her image among other family members. Izzat fails to recognise that entire trap; she feels Nishat is an immature jolly natured boy attributes this to his truant ways. She enjoys his company and recognises the matter when Nishat kisses her.