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The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide #2020

The Pity of Partition Manto s Life Times and Work Across the India Pakistan Divide Saadat Hasan Manto was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India s partition in and he is perhaps best known for the short stories

  • Title: The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide
  • Author: Ayesha Jalal
  • ISBN: 9780691153629
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide By Ayesha Jalal, Saadat Hasan Manto 1912 1955 was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India s partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote following his migration to Lahore in newly formed Pakistan Today Manto is an acknowledged master of twentieth century Urdu literature, and his fiction serves as aSaadat Hasan Manto 1912 1955 was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India s partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote following his migration to Lahore in newly formed Pakistan Today Manto is an acknowledged master of twentieth century Urdu literature, and his fiction serves as a lens through which the tragedy of partition is brought sharply into focus In The Pity of Partition, Manto s life and work serve as a prism to capture the human dimension of sectarian conflict in the final decades and immediate aftermath of the British raj.Ayesha Jalal draws on Manto s stories, sketches, and essays, as well as a trove of his private letters, to present an intimate history of partition and its devastating toll Probing the creative tension between literature and history, she charts a new way of reconnecting the histories of individuals, families, and communities in the throes of cataclysmic change Jalal brings to life the people, locales, and events that inspired Manto s fiction, which is characterized by an eye for detail, a measure of wit and irreverence, and elements of suspense and surprise In turn, she mines these writings for fresh insights into everyday cosmopolitanism in Bombay and Lahore, the experience and causes of partition, the postcolonial transition, and the advent of the Cold War in South Asia.The first in depth look in English at this influential literary figure, The Pity of Partition demonstrates the revelatory power of art in times of great historical rupture.
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    1. He has nothing but contempt for modesty but is fascinated by the naked and shameless How do I begin It s not about the book, but Manto as a person and then a writer The depths of his short stories interwoven in the lives of his lively characters are too subtle to strike right at one s conscience Well, I decided to read this after having struggled with Manto s stories for the past five years Though partition appeared as a transitioning phase in Manto s life, a phase he could never get over with, [...]

    2. I d waiting for this book as soon I d heard of it I d expected that Ayesha Jalal, grandniece of Manto, would give readers an intimate portrait of Manto I wanted to know about his relationship with his wife particularly at the peak of his alcoholism , his friendship with Ismat Chughtai, his life in Bombay in short, I wanted to know about Manto the man and not Manto the writer Doesn t happen All I get is a cursory and adjective ridden look at his life I feel like sending Jalal a copy with every s [...]

    3. Covers Manto s life in an engaging and vivid manner Well written Depicts Manto s humanism, desire for justice and sources of inspiration for his profound literary ability An absolute must read for anyone with heritage from the Indian subcontinent or those wishing to learn about colonialism and post colonial history of the subcontinent Shows how much the subcontinent and its diaspora has regressed thanks to a complete loss of literary tradition among other things.

    4. Picking up The Pity of Partition Manto s Life, Times, and Work Across the India Pakistan Divide , I was worried that it would turn Manto into a saint, given the author is his grandniece That was not the case in fact, it deals with the literary value of the Manto s writings only a little, and is less interested in his personal life public life is the focus here It rather uses the text and Manto s life story as a way of exploring partition The results are mixed, but they do make you want to reread [...]

    5. very entertaining biography of Manto through the waft of his stories and the weft of the social and political history of that time.

    6. I wish the book was analytical in an objective fashion and did not portray Manto in a lone ranger mode A good read all in all though one expected much .

    7. Second from Ayesha Jalal My love for Mr Manto is not unknown to the review box So I like this book too Book is not written by Manto but based on his writing and his own life Written by Ayesha Jalal, who have personal relation relation with Mr Manto The is an analytical treaty of on Manto s life, Times and specially his works and relevance of that work to the current political, cultural and socio economic events The analysis describe how humerus the person was and how alive his writing still is T [...]

    8. It has been a pretty interesting topic for me personally, one which I have wrestled to grasp passionately for some years now Ayesha s questioning of the reasons for Partition are sound, but she still fails to mention the mention the main reason which most of us Pakistani Punjabis subtly admit, ergo power Has any minority race managed to hold on to power in any democratic culture of the world Don t know how Ayesha has failed to mention such a vital reason in her otherwise pretty interesting book [...]

    9. I was to rate the book 3 stars Then it occurred to me, my expectations which rose due to my misconception regarding the book that I ll gain knowledge on the history political background, detailed analysis etc of India Pakistan s partition in depth was completely wrong The author fully clarified the subject of this book in its title Here the PITY is important rather than the partition , and Manto s life is most important among all of these Keeping this view in mind the book is quite insightfully [...]

    10. so no, I am not going to write a review of this book like a professional, hard nosed, hands on critic that of course I am not This is to say that I am not going to scratch my head to find flaws with the book and then write about them so as to give my review a semblance of balance I enjoyed the book It is so perhaps because I have become too enad of Manto of late The movie Manto which is currently being screened in cinemas across Pakistan did well to rekindle my interest in Manto Hence, I picked [...]

    11. The fact that book is written by an academic historian is at once limiting and liberating Limiting because the drama of Manto s life is compressed with the facts Liberating because the author, in her dry voice, exactly explains the huge significance of his work in today s context Manto s defence, in the face of the obscenity charges against him, is particularly stirring, given its relevance in the current spectacle that is the politically motivated state facilitated repression of freedom of expr [...]

    12. The book highlights the importance of Manto s oeuvre in our times The need to study Manto is indispensable for our future the future of SouthAsia To revisit our history through Manto s stories, to see our society through Manto s lens is educating and entertaining The book introduces Manto s stories, summarizing a few The sources were secondary at times which is odd but considering Jalal is an historian herself it might have some justification anyways, I have my reservations The book gives a nice [...]

    13. This is neither a history book nor a biography At best its a conslidatation of some of Manto s work Partition and Manto were two of my favourite topics and someone who s considered to be an expert on parition and a relative of Manto one expects The author is not able to do justice to the topic Also there is a lot of redundancy perhaps the real substance in the book is not than 50 pages Disappointing effort.

    14. I don t recall having read a book about an author before and so this was fantastic I am so intrigued with Manto s work that I ll read his work as soon as I can lay my hands on them I do think Jalal was a tad bit inconsistent but otherwise, it was pretty exhilarating This genre for me has opened the door to another book adventure

    15. The book is balanced on the life and times of Manto and is not a hagiography of any sort as it does not shy away from giving Manto s personal life and show the perils of excessiveness and lost potential.I still feel something amiss The life has plenty present, and so is the future, but the times of Manto could have been described better.

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