Category Archives: Manto

Arey Kishore – Aao Baat tau Suno!

If you have read or heard our rendition of Manto’s play Aao Baat tau Suno, you could not possibly have missed the infinite list of chores Kishore is expected to complete on a restful Sunday. From his wife’s herbal medicines … Continue reading

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On Manto’s radio plays and Zambeel

When Manto’s centenary was observed in 2012, there was a varied and extensive contribution by writers, publishing houses, theatre groups, online platforms and newspapers to present their works as a homage to the one of the most prominent writers of … Continue reading

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Aao – Manto’s radio plays

Manto’s rich repertoire of writings includes a series of Urdu plays written for radio. Amongst these is the collection of ten plays under the title Aao. Each play’s title begins with Aao… (Come) and the series is written around three … Continue reading

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Mantonama In Retrospect

The Urduwallahs collaborated with their friends in Pakistan ‘Zambeel Dramatic Readings’ who sent a video clip with the narration of one of Manto’s story titled “Khol do”(Open it) which brought out the elements of partition and obscenity. The strength of … Continue reading

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The Refusal to Return

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After Taqseem – consolidating the work

It’s been a busy month this September with preparations for Taqseem – our new Manto readings on Partition and the two performances at T2F and at CBEC-SIUT. It is heartening to note that our audience is growing, and while we … Continue reading

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Manto – The Seer of Pakistan

The Seer of Pakistan Posted by Ali Sethi – The New Yorker Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/08/the-seer-of-pakistan.html#ixzz25VIcRfgi

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