Punjab Research Group

Ludhiana Personality: Saadat Hasan Manto

Posted in Articles by Pippa on May 12, 2009

As it was Manto’s birthday…

Saadat Hasan Manto was born on May 11, 1912. He was the leading Urdu short-story writer of the twentieth century of Kashmiri ancestry, who was born in Samrala in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. He completed matric in 1931. He was a journalist, critic and film writer. He worked for All India Radio during World War II and was a successful screen-writer in Bombay before moving to Pakistan during Partition of India. During his controversial two-decade career, Manto published twenty-two collections of stories, seven collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, and a novel. He is best known for his short stories – over 250 in 2 decades, many of which have been enacted in plays and films.

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