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ART & CULTURE

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Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bollywood, Manto

Manto is a film of genius, audacity – and pure love

Srijana Mitra Das reviews ‘Manto’ and finds it deserving of five stars.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Bollywood, Manto, Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

How Nandita Das' Manto will get a new generation of readers interested in Toba Tek Singh

The film celebrates the power of words — to mirror society, and to pay the bills.

ART & CULTURE

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Nandita Das, Bollywood, Nawazuddin siddique, Manto

Why Manto, the movie, is so crucial for India today

The film captures the pain of the Partition and the religious poison it injected into society. We are still drinking that poison today, where every Hindu is a Godse, every Muslim, a jihadi.

ART & CULTURE

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Comic books, Mootri, Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto

Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto's 'Mootri' as a graphic novel

This along with works by comic book writers and artists will be showcased at the Indie Comix Festival on May 13.

VARIETY

 |  Rough Cut  |  -minute read
Cannes, Saadat Hasan Manto, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manto

'Why would I want to undress a society that's already naked?': Nandita Das on what Manto would still say of our times

The filmmaker on the writer's continuing relevance, and the importance of the Cannes Film Festival.

VOICES

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Islam, Manto, Minorities, Quran

No, hypocrisy is not a Muslim problem

To say Muslims are responsible for their backwardness is the worst form of victim blaming.

VOICES

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Religion, Islam, Manto, Gustakh Manto

Aaj ka muslaman hypocrisy ki ek aala misaal hai: Muslims must stop being hypocrites

Matters concerning education and employment find no place in the community’s scheme of things.

VOICES

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Gandhi, India-Pakistan, Manto

Hota hai shab-o-roz tamaasha mere aagey: Why 'Manto' has risen in Modi's India again

If you look at the discourse in India and matters of national importance, you'll get the answers.

VOICES

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Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto

Why I feel Nandita Das’s long short doesn’t do justice to Manto

Where is the hopelessness and the marginalisation of an artist? Where is the angst?

ART & CULTURE

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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.