Noor Jehan's Influence On The Common Man

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan

Captured in the early 50s, this picture characterizes the type of woman Madam Noor Jehan was and the influence her work had on the public. She appears to be at ease as she rests on a sofa with some sort of cast on her hand; perhaps she was injured or possibly she was wearing a glove of some kind to help her have better control of her mike during her performances.

Her comfortable sitting position is juxtaposed against a background of mayhem. As her fans knew, Noor Jehan was the center of attention in all gatherings, and, here, she certainly was. The body-language of the man in front of reveals all; his bent posture and clasped hands imply how he was willing to make sure that the Madam was comfortable and had everything she needed.


  • Title: Noor Jehan's Influence On The Common Man
  • Subject Keywords: Noor Jehan, Common Man, Center of Attention,
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: "Copyright © 2017 by Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). All rights reserved . No part of this image may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including copying, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). This image was donated by Mohammad Ali Butt"

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