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Centenary of Sa'adat Hasan Manto

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
SAV 166

Join us to commemorate the hundredth birth anniversary of Sa’dat Hasan Manto. Manto is one of the best short story writers in Urdu. Manto wrote about neglected sections of society and chose controversial topics for his stories. Many times he was tried in court for writing obscenity. Manto’s stories in the background of the partition of India-Pakistan have become classics. He also wrote about many Bollywood personalities of his time, with whom he worked in Bombay (Mumbai). The occasion will be marked by an introduction and critical appreciation of Manto’s work by Prof. Purnima Dhavan, Prof. Jennifer Dubrow, Keith Snodgrass, and papers and some short stories read by Urdu-Hindi students of UW.

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