Nain Sukh’s novel, Madhoo Lal Hussain, covers the historical, cultural, social, and literary life of Lahore from the sixteenth to twenty-first century. The novel uniquely documents the human situation from the colonial to the post-partition periods in Lahore. The novelist weaves four hundred years of history into a creative and memorable tapestry. The novel focuses on the conflict between secular and fundamentalist forces in this region over the last four hundred years, and highlights the ongoing impacts of this clash in contemporary times.
Nain Sukh has written a successful novel by imaginatively employing the stream of consciousness technique, mixing events from the past and present. The language, theme, technique, and craftsmanship of Madho Lal Hussainmake it a topmost work of Punjabi fiction. Madho Lal Hussain provides the reader with a valuable depiction of the history and cultural richness of Lahore.