The Life & Times of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Memorial Trust

Bibliography

In the 73 years that Khwaja Ahmad Abbas lived, he wrote more than 74 books; as a journalist he produced the longest running column in the history of journalism. Besides screenplays and dialogues for popular films, he also wrote plays. However, there is no available record or documentation of all his writings. The Bibliography listed below is not exhaustive. It has been compiled by going to several sources, including family, friends and the Internet. Our endeavor to put together a complete list of Abbas’s works is ongoing, and we hope to update the Bibliography as and when that task is done.
  1. Outside India: The Adventures of a Roving Reporter, Hali Publishing House, Delhi, 1939
  2. Musafir ki Diary, Mahboob ul Mataba Delhi, 1940
  3. An Indian Looks at America, Thacker, Bombay, 1943
  4. Tomorrow is Ours: A novel of the India of Today, Popular Book Depot, Bombay, 1943
  5. Let India Fight for Freedom , Sound magazine, Bombay, 1943
  6. Invitation to Immortality: A One-act play, Padma Publications, Bombay, 1944
  7. A report to Gandhiji: A Survey of Indian and World Events during the 21 months of Gandhiji's Incarceration , Hind Kitabs, 1944
  8. And One Did Not Come Back (The Story of Dr. Kotnis), Sound magazine, Bombay, 1944
  9. Defeat for Death: A Story Without Names, Padmaja Publications , 1944
  10. Not all Lies, Rajkamal Publications, Delhi, 1945
  11. Blood and Stones and Other Stories , Hind Kitabs, Bombay, 1947
  12. Rice and Other Stories, Kutub, Bombay, 1947
  13. Kashmir Fights for Freedom, Kutub, Bombay, 1948
  14. I Write as I Feel, Hind Kitabs, Bombay, 1948
  15. China can make it: Eye-witness account of the amazing industrial progress in new China, 1952
  16. Cages of Freedom and Other Stories, Hind Kitabs Limited, Bombay, 1952
  17. In the Image of Mao Tse-Tung, Peoples Publishing House, 1953
  18. Adha Inshaan, Neelabh Prakashan Grih, 1953
  19. One Thousand Nights on a Bed of Stones and Other Stories, Jaico Publishing House , 1957
  20. Shadow Speaks, 1958
  21. INQILAB, English – Published by India Paperbacks, 1958
  22. Char Dil Char Rahen, 1959
  23. Diya Jale Sari Raat, 1959
  24. Face To Face with Khrushchov, Rajpal & Sons, 1960
  25. Till We Reach the Stars. The Story of Yuri Gagarin, Asia Publications House, 1961
  26. Ajanta, 1962
  27. The Black Sun and Other Stories, Jaico Publishing House, 1963
  28. Bambai Raat ki Bahon Mein , Radhakr̥ishṇa Prakashan, 1965
  29. Indira Gandhi: Return of the Red Rose, Hind Pocket Books, New Delhi, 1966
  30. Divided Heart, Paradise Publications, 1968
  31. When Night Falls, Hind Pocket Books, 1968
  32. Chabili, Mitra Prakashan, Allahabad, 1968
  33. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World (short stories), Paradise Publications, 1968
  34. Salma aur Samunda , Komala Pocket Books, New Delhi, 1969
  35. Mera Naam Joker, Orient Paperbacks, 1970
  36. Maria, Hind Pocket Books, Delhi, 1971
  37. Teen Pahiye, Rajpal & Sons, Delhi, 1971
  38. Do Boond Pani, 1971
  39. Bobby, Sterling Publishers, 1973
  40. Boy Meets Girl, Sterling Publishers, 1973
  41. That Woman: Indira Gandhi’s Seven Years in Power , Indian Book Company, New Delhi, 1973
  42. Face to Face with Indira Gandhi (With Rustom Khurshedji Karanjia) , Co-Author: Rustom Khurshedji Karanjia, Chetana, 1974
  43. Jawaharlal Nehru: Portrait of an Integrated Indian, Co-Author: R.K. Karanjia, NCERT, New Delhi, 1974
  44. Indira Gandhi: Safalta Ke Varsh , Rajpal & Sons, 1975
  45. Distant Dreams, Sterling Publication, New Delhi, 1975
  46. How Films Are Made, National Book Trust, 1977
  47. Four Friends, Arnold-Heinemann, New Delhi, 1977
  48. I Am not an Island: An Experiment in Autobiography, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1977
  49. Mad, mad, Mad world of Indian films , 1977
  50. Walls of Glass: A novel, Himalaya Books, 1977
  51. Barrister-at-law: A Play about the Early Life of Mahatma Gandhi , Co-Author: Pragi Dossa, Orient Paperbacks, New Delhi, 1977
  52. Men and Women: Specially Selected Long and Short Stories, N. V. Publications, 1977
  53. Janata in a Jam , 1978
  54. 20 March 1977: A Day Like Any Other Day , Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1978
  55. The Naxalites, Lok Publications, 1979
  56. Sarojini Naidu, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, 1980
  57. Bread, Beauty, and Revolution: Being a Chronological Selection from ‘The Last Pages: 1947 to 1981 , Marwah Publications, New Delhi, 1982
  58. Neeli Sari aur Doosri Kahaniyan, Maktabah-e-Jamia, New Delhi, 1982
  59. The World Is My Village , Ajanta, 1984
  60. The Gun and Other Stories , Arnold-Heinemann, New Delhi, 1985
  61. Indira Gandhi: The Last Post, Ramdas G. Bhatkal,Bombay, 1986
  62. Bombay, My Bombay: The Love Story of the City, Ajanta Publications/Ajanta Books International, 1987
  63. The Novels of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas: A Study in His Art and Vision, Seema Publications, 1987
  64. The Thirteenth Victim, Amar Prakashan, 1987
  65. Defeat for death: a story without names, Padmaja Publications, Baroda, 1994
  66. Ethos of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas: A study in Social Realism, Bohra Prakashan , 1996
  67. Soney Chandi ke Butt , Alhamra, 2001
  68. An Evening in Lucknow, Selected Stories, Harper Collins , 2011
  69. Sardarji and other stories, Om Books International, 2014
  70. An Evening in Paris and Other Stories, Om Books International, 2014
  71. Duniya Bhar ka Kachra
  72. I Cannot Die: A Story of Bengal (Translation of Krishan Chandar), Kutub
  73. Khoon ka Rishta
  74. Saat Hindustani , Hind Pocket Books, Delhi
  75. Sheeshe ki Deewar, Bisween Sadi Books, Delhi

Short stories (Urdu/Hindi)

  1. Aaina Khane Main
  2. Aaj ke Laila Majnu
  3. Aasmani Talwar
  4. Ababeel
  5. Achchan ka Aashiq
  6. Ajanta
  7. Alif Laila: Footpath par 1001 Ratein
  8. Bachpan, Jawani, Buddhapa
  9. Bachchon ka Khat Mahatma Gandhi ke Naam
  10. Banaras ka Thug
  11. Barah Ghante
  12. Bharat Mata Ke Panch Roop
  13. Bholi
  14. Bhookh
  15. Bisween Sadi ke Laila Majnoon
  16. Calcutta ki Ek Shaam
  17. Captain Rafiq ki Maut
  18. Captain Salmah
  19. Chattan aur Sapna
  20. Chiragh Tale Andhera
  21. Chocolate aur Samay
  22. Dead Letter
  23. Do Boond Pani
  24. Do Chehre
  25. Do Haath
  26. Dil Hi to Hai
  27. Diwali ke Teen Diye
  28. Diya Jale Saari Raat
  29. Drama Ek Khooni Tyre ka
  30. Duniya Bhar ka Kachra
  31. Ek aur Prem Kahani
  32. Ek Bachche ke Gadilne ki Kahani
  33. Ek Ladki Saat Diwane
  34. Ek Kahani ka Sawal Hai
  35. Gehoon aur Gulab
  36. Hanuman Ji ka Haath
  37. Hello Miss Malti
  38. Kaanch ki Deewarein
  39. Kehte Hain Jisko Ishq
  40. Khazana
  41. Khooni Tub
  42. Kissa Ek Jale Huey Stove ka, Scenario film ke 13 Khaali Dibbon ka
  43. Kuchchi-Kuchchi
  44. Lal aur Peela
  45. Lucknow ki Ek Shaam
  46. Ma ka Dil
  47. Mein Kaun Hoon
  48. Mera Beta Mera Dushman
  49. Mera Kehna Hai ke
  50. Meri Fan
  51. Meri Maut (Sardarji)
  52. Mohammad Ali
  53. Mojeza
  54. Montage
  55. Mussolini
  56. Mussourie 1953 with apologies to Qurratulain
  57. Nai Barsaat
  58. Nai Dharti Naye Insaan
  59. Naya Inteqaam
  60. Naya Shivala
  61. Neeli Sari
  62. Paani ki Phansi
  63. Paaon Mein Phool
  64. Panchhi, Pinjra aur Udaan
  65. Paris ki Ek Shaam
  66. Pathar ki Sej par Hazar Ratein
  67. Pinjra
  68. Rupaiya Ana Pai
  69. Saat Hindustani
  70. Sabz Motor Car
  71. Sardi Garmi
  72. Sheeshe ki Diwar
  73. Shukr Allah Ka
  74. Sone ki Chaar Chooriyaan
  75. Sparsh
  76. Suhaag Raat
  77. Teen Bhangi
  78. Teen Maein Ek Bachcha
  79. Teen Tasveerein
  80. Teesra Darya
  81. Terelene ki Patloon
  82. The Miracle of Prajapur
  83. Tiddi
  84. Udaas Deewarein
  85. Vapsi ka Ticket
  86. Yeh Bhi Taj Mahal Hai
  87. Zafran ke Phool
  88. I Cannot Die: A Story of Bengal (Translation of Krishan Chander’s story ‘Kutub’)

 

Plays

  1. Yeh Amrit Hai (Invitation to Immortality)
  2. Barrister-at-Law: A Play about the Early Life of Mahatma Gandhi (Co-author: Pragji Dossa)
  3. Zubaidah