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Manto on Iqbal, the writer of 'Saare Jahan Se Achcha'

Apr 25, 2013

Manto on Iqbal, the writer of 'Saare Jahan Se Achcha'

Manto found himself in the surprising position of having to preside over the annual Iqbal day celebrations in independent Pakistan. Surprising because he had no love for the Islamic state that Iqbal championed and, as he will say here himself, he was not very keen on poetry either. But the one thing he had in common with the man he was eulogising was that both were persecuted. #Manto'sMusings #Saare Jahan Se Achcha #Iqbal
Manto on what happens when a city becomes a new country

Apr 13, 2013

Manto on what happens when a city becomes a new country

What happens when the city you're familiar with suddenly becomes a new country? Manto tells us this by taking a stroll through the lanes of Lahore, a city that was India and has now become something else. #Pakistan #Muhammad Ali Jinnah #Saadat Hasan Manto #Manto'sMusings #Lloyd's Bank
Manto's review of PC Barua's Zindagi

Mar 22, 2013

Manto's review of PC Barua's Zindagi

this is the only film review Manto ever wrote. The film is called Zindagi and it stars Saigal singing some of his biggest hits, 'So ja rajkumari' and 'Main kya janu kya jadu hai'. #Zindagi #Manto'sMusings #PC Barua
What women want Manto on eve teasing and flirting

Mar 15, 2013

What women want Manto on eve teasing and flirting

Trust Manto to take up a subject as unusual as the forcible interaction between sexes - what we call eve-teasing and molestation in India - and write this long essay on it. #Eve-teasing #Manto'sMusings #flirting
Partition of India Manto on why Pak never stopped being violent

Mar 07, 2013

Partition of India Manto on why Pak never stopped being violent

Manto thought the violent forces that had been unleashed during that period would remain in Pakistan's society, damaging it. In this piece he tells us the country would become increasingly violent unless the matter was taken up. #Partition of India #Saadat Hasan Manto #Manto'sMusings

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Manto on right questions and wrong

Mar 29, 2013

Manto on right questions and wrong

The fact is that the ideological state suppresses the individual through denying freedom of speech. Manto takes this aspect of Pakistan head on. #Saadat Hasan Manto #Manto'sMusings
From pillow to pistol Manto on the meaning of 'deterrence'

Feb 01, 2013

From pillow to pistol Manto on the meaning of 'deterrence'

Saadat Hasan Manto lived through World War II and his most productive writing years in India were 1939-1945. This was the period where nations had converted industrial factories into armaments producing units. #World War II #Saadat Hasan Manto #Manto'sMusings