Women Victims of Partition Imbroglio: Manto at his Best
Born in Ludhiana, Saadat Hasan Manto was opposed to his family tradition; aristocracy and study of Law. He grew up less educated, profligate, wayward and whimsical; smoking charas and other narcotics, drinking and gambling. Prone to frustration and dissipation he had no particular aim in life till he came to Bombay. Flowing through the stream of writing, mainly short stories, throughout his life he became a master story teller in Urdu. ‘Manto’s oeuvre’ made him immortal writer of short stories in a short life span of less than 43 years. He left India for Pakistan and settled in his familiar town, Lahore, in 1948. His partition stories only have been discussed here. He never becomes partial in his dealing with woman. All his qualifications and disqualifications have been discussed here.
Jalil Rakshanda. Naked Voices Stories and Sketches. New Delhi: Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. (IndiaInk). 2008. Hard bound
Orphans of the Storm. Editeed by Saros Cowasjee and K. S. Duggal. New Delhi: UBS Publishers’ Distributors. 1995. Paperback
The Vikas Book of Modern Indian Love Stories. Edited by Pritish Nandy. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. 1979. Hard bound
Devi Mahasweta. Breast Stories. Calcutta: Seagull. 1998. Second Print. Paperback. (Draupadi 19)
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2018 Aju Mukhopadhyay
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
- for any purpose, even commercially.
Under the following terms:
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.