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Saadat Hasan Manto


Saadat Hasan Manto: Remembering the literary legacy of the playwright and author

May 11, 2022 2:39 pm

A nonconformist writer who was deeply affected by the reality of the socio-political structure, and communal and regional divide of the time, Manto produced some of the best works during the last seven years of his life

Saadat Hasan Manto and Bollywood: From writing a National Award-winning film to playing a cameo in an Ashok Kumar movie

May 11, 2022 8:28 am

On popular Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto's birth anniversary today, we take a look at his relationship with Indian cinema. Not only did Manto write films, he also once appeared in film star Ashok Kumar's movie at his behest.

Saadat Hasan Manto death anniversary: Three authors recount the ways he helped them (un)learn

January 18, 2021 10:07 am

On his death anniversary, three authors recount the ways Manto helped and inspired them

I have started to own the woman-director identity: Nandita Das

February 16, 2020 10:32 am

Nandita Das on Manto & I, and how the book and her 2018 movie Manto, are deeply connected but not the same.

Kuljeet Singh on theatre, venturing into direction and discussing contemporary issues through his plays

September 22, 2019 10:23 am

Singh's group, Atelier Repertory Company, has previously adapted Saadat Hasan Manto's stories, Bu, Thanda Gosht, Dhuan and Kaali Shalwar, in the play Kuchh Afsaney, which recalls post-Independence conflicts as well as the present fears.

The Persistent Ghost Of Manto

March 16, 2019 9:21 am

He described Partition’s ‘morning after’. Pakistan still doesn’t understand.

Manto’s birthplace Ludhiana left craving for Manto on screen

October 10, 2018 6:55 pm

Manto was born at his maternal village, Papraudi, in Samrala town of Ludhiana district. But no cinema in Ludhiana, which boasts of several multiplexes, is showing the film that is battling distribution issues since its release.

Street Wise: Ghalib may not have lived here but Saadat Hasan Manto did

September 27, 2018 3:16 am

A road named after Mirza Ghalib at Madanpura in Mumbai — a city he never visited — has often had several people wonder (and believe) if the road was once a ‘pata’ of the legendary poet.

In Search of a Star

September 28, 2018 8:06 pm

The Bombay that Saadat Hasan Manto inhabited fuelled his creative genius and made him the writer that he was. As a new film traces his life and times, a look back at the maverick Urdu writer’s relationship with the city and why he continues to influence literary discourse in the subcontinent.

Ismat Chughtai 103rd birth anniversary: Google doodle honours iconic writer

August 21, 2018 6:02 pm

Ismat Chughtai: In adherence to the literary movement of the partition era, Chughtai was one of the most notable beacons of the Progressive Writer's Association- an umbrella organisation of left-leaning writers with Marxist undercurrents which included writers like Manto and Faiz Ahmad 'Faiz'.


Saadat Hasan Manto: Remembering the author on his death anniversary

January 18, 2021 2:06 pm

Even though he wrote on the oppression people faced during Partition, nothing defined his work like compassion

Saadat Hasan Manto's death anniversary: 10 powerful quotes by the author

January 18, 2018 5:41 pm

One of the celebrated writes in India and Pakistan, Saadat Hasan Manto was one of those who witnessed Partition and documented it very closely. Parititon affected Manto very deeply and in a way conditioned in his entire body of work.


Nawazuddin Siddiqui Charged Only Rs 1 for Manto

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nandita Das and Rasika Dugal talk about Manto, which is a biopic on writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The movie also stars Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Ranvir Shorey, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal and Gurdas Maan among others.