Saadat Hasan Manto

OPEN TO OPINION

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Conclave 17, Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saadat Hasan Manto

For Nandita Das, Saadat Hasan Manto embodies freedom of speech

As part of the #BigShorts for India Tomorrow series, ‘In Defence of Freedom’ makes for a compelling watch.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Sex workers, Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto

Why it's hard for an actor to play Saadat Hasan Manto

With all the nuances of his compassion and eccentricities.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Films, Partition, Saadat Hasan Manto

Caution: Toba Tek Singh film will rouse interest in Manto again

70 years after Partition, the master wordsmith can still move us with his takedowns of violence and other all-too-human failings.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Partition

How Manto and Ismat Chughtai gave India its first feminist literature

'Thanda Gosht' and 'Lihaaf' intersect in the bleak concealment of social transgressions behind a metaphorical purdah.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Gulp Fiction  |  6-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto

What Pakistan and India could learn from new Manto film

Sarmat Khoosat's biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto promises to be the story of a writer who didn't live to see the literary legend he would become.