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Manto’s daughters to visit India for release of father’s biopic

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LAHORE-As Nandita Das’ biopic of author Saadat Hasan Manto gears up for a release, the iconic writer daughters – Nuzhat and Nusrat – will be travelling from Pakistan to attend the premiere of the film in India. Speaking to an Indian Daily, Nandita Das said, “We are keeping our fingers crossed that the family of this great literary […]

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Two years on, civil society remembers Abeda Iqbal Azad

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KARACHI: The fans and admirers of Abeda Iqbal Azad will mark the second death anniversary of the celebrated poet, journalist and short-story writer. Several literary organisations have planned Quran Khwani and reference meetings to commemorate the day. Azad breathed her last on April 20, 2012, and her untimely death cut short her career, which was […]

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Commercialism threatens Manto’s mansion

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By: Ali Usman LAHORE: His pen created masterpieces that changed the face of Urdu literature. Many of the thoughts that must have brewed in his mind in the last seven years of his life were here, in this modest house a few hundred yards off Mall road in the neighbourhood of Lakshmi Mansion. This is […]

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Celebrating Manto

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The South Asian Writers and Artists Network (SAWAN) organised a special evening on January 18, 2014, to mark the fifty-ninth death anniversary of Saadat Hasan Manto, acclaimed as the subcontinent’s greatest short story writer. The event, held at the HRCP in Lahore, was marked by the launch of Abdal Ahmed Jafri’s newly published book “Saadat […]

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Saadat Hasan Manto remembered on his death anniversary

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ISLAMABAD: Great Urdu language short story writer of the South Asia Saadat Hasan Manto was remembered on Saturday on his death anniversary. Saadat Hasan Manto was born on May 11, 1912. During his early days, he met a journalist named Abdul Bari Alig, who soon changed the young man’s imaginary dabbling with revolution into genuine […]

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Art of oral storytelling: Manto’s radio plays illustrate the comic side of witty Urdu writer

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KARACHI: Zambeel Dramatic Readings successfully combined the tradition of oral storytelling, the reminiscent radio programmes and the rich literary work of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in a session at the The Second Floor (T2F) on Saturday. During the reading, four performers mesmerised the audience with the plays of Manto written for the radio in […]

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