Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reading of Saadat Hasan Manto's Writings


A Morning with Manto

As part of the Jagriti New Writing Festival (NWF), TFA is organizing readings in various genres. 

On Sunday, 16 March, 11 a.m.
At the Jagriti Auditorium 

Theatre actors Kirtana Kumar, Salmin Sheriff, Sanjay Iyer, Vivek Madan, Arjun Shankar, Anshul Pathak and Kafeel Jafri

will read a selection of Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories, sketches and non-fiction writing, taking us to some of the lesser known corners of Manto’s inner and outer worlds  

The reading is curated and anchored by theatre director and actor 
Kirtana Kumar 

Saadat Hasan Manto is regarded as one of India’s greatest writers of short fiction.  Though he is especially famous for his writings on the Partition, he also wrote brutally honest stories set in Bombay, “the city he loved and lost”, in addition to memoirs and portraits of film personalities of the 1940s. His best stories, however, were written after he migrated to Pakistan immediately following Partition. Those were the years when he was always short of money, his health was failing and he felt lost and disoriented, his sense of self divided by the Partition of the subcontinent. 

“If you are not familiar with the age in which we live, read my stories. If you cannot endure my stories, it means that this age is insufferable”

–– Saadat Hasan Manto

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