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May 06, 2013
Sarabit Singh's death is reminiscent of Manto's 'Toba Tek Singh'It’s impossible not to think of Manto. In the part of Punjab that Bhikhiwind lies, (Sarabjit Singh’s hometown) words from Saadat Hassan Manto’s most famous story, ‘Toba Tek Singh’, keep streaming in.
Apr 13, 2013
Manto on what happens when a city becomes a new countryWhat 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.
Apr 04, 2013
How Sadaat Hasan Manto is relevant to our timesI wanted to write today about why it is important that the non-fiction of Manto be translated as it has been in this Firstpost series, of which only six pieces remain, for the last few months.
Mar 07, 2013
Partition of India: Manto on why Pak never stopped being violentManto 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.
Feb 22, 2013
Business of blasphemy: Manto on Pakistan's colourless futureManto sketches an apocalyptic, Mad Max-type future for Pakistan in this essay, as he began to recognise its Orwellian trajectory. Who can say he had it wrong?
Feb 15, 2013
Cigarette snatchers: Manto on the spoils of World War IIDuring World War II, the Army had been expanded and used to consume vast quantities of foodstuffs. These were rationed across India, as also were cigarettes, which now had to be got from the black market. Manto here talks about people who bummed cigarettes off him.
Jan 18, 2013
The frivolities of justice: Manto on the court of lawManto was tried several times for obscenity in British India, but it was only after independence that his legal troubles sent him into despair. The essay he mentions as causing him the most trouble is called Thanda Gosht, and is about necrophilia during a riot.
Jan 05, 2013
Manto on the chaos that was the Partition of IndiaWe are fortunate that Manto brought his skills as a writer and an obserer to the days of Partition in Bombay. Manto then tells us, through his experiences in Pakistan, how silly the whole enterprise is.
Dec 27, 2012
Of bad luck and spring cleaning: Manto on his weddingIn this, the final episode of the story of his wedding, Manto tells us how he eventually crosses the line. Watch out for the personalities who play a part in this drama. Most are now forgotten, but in their day they were giants of Indian cinema.
Dec 23, 2012
Haircuts and salary squabbles: Manto on the great Indian weddingIn this piece, titled 'Meri Shaadi' or 'My Wedding', Manto documents the curious workings of an Indian wedding, his own, in endearing details.