Hajra Masroor

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Hajra Masroor (Urdu: ہاجرہ مسرور; born January 17, 1930)  is a Pakistani feminist writer. She has written several books of short stories in which she has raised the social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. She has also received several awards including Pride of Performance Award for best writer in 1995 and Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Award.

Hajra began writing short stories from her early age, her stories published in the literary magazines and received highly appreciation from Urdu circles. She edited literary magazine Naqoosh with Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi. Qasmi was also a friend of her and her sister. She was attacked from the aggressive and domineering groups when she found herself controversies in the Muslim sociaty. She has shown here appearance in the history of Urdu literature and Urdu fiction with bold imagination and writing of short stories as a non-traditional way.

  • Pride of Performance Awards for best writer in 1995
  • Nigar awards for best script writer.
  • Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Award from Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Organizition.