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Zarina Hashmi (born 1937) is an indian artist who produces work in a number of forms, primarily using paper. Her work spans drawing, printmaking, papermaking, sculpture, and drawing. It is abstract and minimal and explores the concept of home.

Sakshi Gallery in Mumbai has displayed two of her works which carry Urdu proverbs.

Given below are the images of both her works.

Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi

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Given below are the Urdu Proverbs in order of the images, left to right, row wise.

1.Nau sau chuhe Khakar billi haj ko chalee”

After living life to the hilt, one takes to spirituality at the flag end of one’s life.

2. Rassi Jal gayee par bal na gaye

Even after hitting rock bottom,ones attitude remains unchanged/old habits die hard

3. Halwai ki dukan pe dadaji ka fatya

To do one’s own business on someone else property

4.sanjhe ki handiya chowk me phuti.

To wash your dirty linen in public

5.Saap nikal gaya lakeer peet te reh gaye

Cry over spilt milk

6.Door ke dhool suhavne

Grass is always greener on the other side

7.Raat gayee baat gayee

As time passed the matter ended

8.Ankh ojhal, pahad pjhal

Out of sight is out of mind

9.Sawan ke andhe ko hara hi hara dikhta hai

Used for people who fail to see reality

10.Hatheli mein sarson jamana

unrealistic expectations

Source: Sakshi Gallery Mumbai