MAKAAN is an Urdu language novel by Paigham Afaqui. It is based on the challenges faced by a medico girl in the city of Delhi, India. The tenant living in a portion of the house tries to force her out. In the process of resisting the girl Neera undergoes a wonderful mental metamorphosis.The 400 page novel is all about the changes taking place in her through various phases of this struggle. It is considered to be first Urdu novel depicting the female character as a complete and independent human being.