sA’ADAt HAsAN mANto. Open It!*. The special train left Amritsar at two in the afternoon, taking eight hours to reach Mughalpura. Quite a few passengers were . “Khol Do” is one of the most famous and controversial stories of Manto. It is one of the masterpiece depicting the effects of violence during the. This story is published as “Khol Do” in a new translation by Aatish Taseer of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Selected Stories (Random House India).

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A nightmarish vision rose before his eyes — flames, loot… people running… a station… firing… darkness and Sakina. One day, the men were driving to Amritsar in their lorry, engaged manyo their work when, near Cherat, they saw a girl on the side of the road.


Saadat Hasan Manto was a prolific writer of Urdu short story. His mind, however, was blank. Garima rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Quran Explorer Click on image. Kalwant Kaur immediately noticed it.

کھول دو [Khol Do]

She tried to cover her breasts again and again with her hands. Kalwant Kaur went berserk. That evening there was sudden activity in the camp. When Sirajuddin opened his eyes the next morning, he found himself lying on the cold ground of a refugee camp.

The old man again prayed for them. February 19, at 6: Then slowly, he went in. Stries short story is told through the perspective of Sirajuddin, whose daughter, Sakina, goes missing when the train they were travelling on is attacked by rioters.


The shock brought mato back to the world of living men and women. Like a skilled wrestler, he used all the tricks in the book but none worked. Sonia Shenoy rated it it was amazing May 11, He was in need of comfort, but then so were all the people scattered round him. Many days had gone by and Sirajuddin had still not had any news of his daughter.

Wish I knew Urdu as I believe no translated work could perspire the same essence as the original one…. Sirajuddin stood leaning against a pole outside the hospital for sometime. There was no one in the room.

Vo days passed — Sirajuddin received no news about Sakina. Kalwant Kaur, who was brimming with sexual intensity, was getting irritated with his unnecessary moves. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

He wakes up from his unconsciousness only to find that his wife and daughter are not with him. Aditya Shekhar rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Salty About Rajma Chawal: Disappointed and infuriated, Kalwant Kaur got off the bed, picked the chador hanging on the nail on the wall and wrapped herself.

She had already gone through a lot. He put his hand in the bulging pocket and took out a cloth: Sirajuddin prayed storiws again for their success and his heart was a little lighter.

A light di switched on. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ten days passed, but Sakina was not to be found. Your God will reward you. Saadat Hasan Manto Urdu: It did not make sense. He touched his neck, felt the blood and smiled. She gave a start at the sound of the lorry and began to run.


Kalwant Kaur was now even more suspicious. From his built one could tell that he was a perfect man for a woman like Kalwant Kaur. I just wish it was not a true story E-mail: Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.

The South Asian female body becomes easily available to re-inscribe the metaphor of the community and national because it is always-already inscribed with patriarchal markers of shame and honour. Kailash Mohankar April 4, at 6: There were eight of them, young men armed with guns. He still finds the dupatta in his pocket, but where is Sakina…??? August 3, at 7: Those boys were out to find out Sakina and they have now found her… She was the daughter of their land, from their side of border.

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Mmanto a writing career spanning over two decades he produced twenty-two collections of short stories, one novel, khlo collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of reminiscences and many scripts for films. Some of Manto’s greatest work was produced in the last seven years of his life, a time of great financial and emotional hardship for him.