"Dukhayaray" is a novel written by Anees Mushtaq. In this novel the novelist has artistically depicted the Lucknow civilization. The plot of the novel is strong and well-knit. The story moves on with a consistent flow. There does not seem any loophole in the events of the story. The events of the story are cohesively linked with each other that nothing seems out of place. The dialogues of the novel are also beautiful. The conversation of every character is according to his or her personality. The accent and way of talking of the characters is in line with the atmosphere and society. The style of novel is refreshing. "Dukhayaray" is an important novel presenting a full picture of the Lucknow civilization.