The partition of India was accompanied by horrific violence, arguably making it one of the most violent yet significant events in South Asian history in the 20 th Century. This is now common knowledge, with its inclusion in history textbooks, and a plethora of articles and books on the genocidal nature of Partition. Amidst this historical silence, there were very few writers who were able to render the pain of the Partition into powerful narratives. One of the most celebrated of these is Saadat Hasan Manto, whose short stories represented the overarching societal breakdown in the Partition, that resulted in widespread massacres and rapes across Punjab, Bengal, and other parts of North India.
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Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. About Saadat Hasan Manto. Saadat Hasan Manto. In a writing career spanning over two decades he produced twenty-two collections of short stories, one novel, five collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of reminiscences and many scripts for films. He was tried for obscenity half a dozen times, thrice before and thrice after independence. Not always was he acquitted.
Some of Manto's greatest work was produced in the last seven years of his life, a time of great financial and emotional hardship for him.
He died a few months short of his forty-third birthday, in January , in Lahore. Books by Saadat Hasan Manto. Related Articles. Coe i Read more No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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