A. R. Khatoon wrote about the 1935 earthquake in Quetta in her novel "Shama", which is in Urdu. It was published in 1941.
There is one nazm by Nazir Akbarabadi, called Bhuchal Nama, describing the earthquake in Agra during early 19th c. He has also written on other natural occurrence such as Aandhi (Hurricane).
Hope it helps,
The Politics and Poetics of South Asian Modernism: Hindi and Urdu Debates
47th Annual Conference on South Asia Symposium
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Preetha Mani, Rutgers University
Robert Phillips, Princeton University
Snehal Shingavi, University of Texas
Jennifer Dubrow, University of Washington
Does anyone know of modern writing on natural disasters, particularly earthquakes or floods, in Urdu? Either fiction or auto/biographical.
Thanks very much for your help!
Dan Haines, University of Bristol, UK
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Conference on the Popular Culture of Urdu
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The Study of South Asian Languages in the Context of the Early Modern Intercultural Encounters between India and Europe
Panel 14 at the 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies (Warsaw, 27-30 July 2016)
Heinz Werner Wessler (University of Uppsala, Dept. for Linguistics and Philology)
Paolo Aranha (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Evangelical Theology)