Maria is a beautifully written novel by Bilqees Zafar. Its a story of an illfated young orphan girl. She was a daughter of a Muslim Prime Minister of an Indian State but lost everything in the riots of Indo-Pak Partition in 1947. She managed to reach Pakistan with other refugees. An old friend of his father, gave her some papers that can help her claim her the lost fortune and vast property and huge wealth. Her relatives became her enemy for this property claim and forced her to marry their son. Her fate, after an accident, took her to another family, a nice man, a proud lady and one jealous girl, starting another span of her miserable life. Maria kept moving ahead facing unfriendly events with the help of some good friends she found.