Khol Do ~ کھول دو has 23 ratings and 3 reviews: Paperback. 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 . Saadat Hasan Manto () was a prolific writer of Urdu short story. He was a journalist, literary critic, screenplay writer, play writer, and a.

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The 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. 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. His eyes fell on his coat as he remembered this. Shravani Roy rated it really liked it Dec 30, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Partition Of Punjab: In a writing career spanning over two decades he produced twenty-two collections of short stories, one novel, five collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of r Saadat Hasan Manto Urdu: DJ added it Apr 14, For three full hours he scoured the camp, crying, “Sakina, Sakina. They went to Amritsar and rescued men, women and children, and brought them to safety.

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Khol Do ~ کھول دو by Saadat Hasan Manto

They seemed to have scared her and she had started running. A short, brutal and very brave story told by Manto.

There was no one in the dark room, just a stretcher with a body on it. But unlike many others, Manto does not see the perpetrators as Hindu or Muslim, Hindustanis or Pakistanis, he just sees doo depicts them as human beings with all their wilderness and barbarity.

He was tried for obscenity half a dozen times, thrice before and thrice after independence.

کھول دو [Khol Do] by Saadat Hasan Manto

Many had been killed on the way, a lot more injured and countless lost. It is the most shocking part of the story and perhaps the most shocking piece of prose ever written. It made him feel better. Sirajuddin wanted to cry, but his eyes would not co-operate.

At night he would pray for the success of the young men. September 2, at 9: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

کھول دو [Khol Do]

Her hands groped for the cord which kept her salwar tied around her waist. They had a lorry and guns and said they would help him.

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Empowered Women In Bollywood of Anyone who saw him would think he was consumed by deep worry. Sirajuddin asks some social workers in Pakistan to form a search party for his daughter.

At the risk of their lives they had driven to Amritsar, recovered many women and children and brought them back to the camp, but they had not found Sakina. So subtle in khil yet so intense A story with a bone chilling end It makes one wonder: They all said in one voice, “We will, we will.

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He could hear her voice. Had she boarded the train with him? Makes you want to sit back and reflect in silence. Not many hefty tomes can achieve mabto this dark, gut-wrenching story does in a few pages. September 20, at 7: He sat down, away from the crowd and tried to think clearly.

Tags Khol DoKuolPartitionshort storyshort story writer. Return to Book Page. Sakina’s dupatta had fallen down.

The doctor looked at the prostrate body and felt for the pulse.