Below is an excerpt on Manto, from the Prelude to the book –
An acute observer of the present, Saadat Hasan Manto had an uncanny ability to foresee the future. His ruminations as well as razor-sharp insights into religion and hypocrisy, the multiple meanings of martyrdom, the vexed uncle-nephew relationship between American and Pakistan, and, above all, the confused and overlapping identities of the rival siblings that replaced the British raj afford the historian a wealth of materials to weave together the past, present, and future of a subcontinent’s predicaments.
Asia Society, India is presenting a Meet the Author discussion on “Manto and the Human Dimension of 1947” with Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor at Tufts University, Chaired by Shyam Benegal, Director and Screenwriter, In conversation with Jerry Pinto, Poet and Journalist
Date: 18th July
Time: 6 to 8pm
Venue: Auditorium Annex, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS Museum), 159/161 MG Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400 023
As Outreach Partner, the Urduwallahs have access to a limited number of complimentary passes. Do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the event.
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