Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955): on His Three short Stories
The write-up by SarmadSehbai suggests how Manto, well known in Bombay’s film world, decided to migrate to Pakistan after he had been ‘betrayed’ by some of his friends, and how in Pakistan he was denounced and sidelined because neither the newly created Pakistani state nor the Progressive Writers’ branch (PWA) of Pakistan and nor many other Pakistani writers were willing to endorse his unorthodox and subversive portrayal life. He was accused of and tried for obscenity, though without success. However, one of his staunch supporters was Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Publishers and newspapers and journals refused to publish him, and he died an admired but a broken man, destroyed by financial difficulties and drinking.